Welcome to La Cocina's Food + Entrepreneurship Conference

For the past 5 years, the Food + Entrepreneurship Conference has been a gathering place for civic leaders, nonprofit innovators, and forward thinking food business owners to come together, rethink economic structures, share innovations and work together to build more equitable, vibrant and delicious cities. Leaders and innovators from as close as Oakland to as far as Helsinki have looked to La Cocina throughout the years to engage in dialogue and revolutionize the way we produce, eat and think about food.

This year, La Cocina's Food + Entrepreneurship Conference, presented by Whole Foods Market, will kick off on Sunday, November 13th with a full day of conversations, workshops and food with a focus on how small businesses can be activists for change in their communities. On Monday, November 14th, we'll be hosting guided walking tours (with plenty of eats!) to experience food entrepreneurship on the ground.


To see what we'll be discussing at the conference, and who will be speaking, have a look at the Conference Schedule. 

Food Producer Scholarships: We’ve also got a scholarship fund for producers, which is good for the Sunday Conference Program. So if you think you'd really benefit from attending the conference but can't quite afford it, please do send in a scholarship application form.  We are reviewing scholarship applications weekly, and will respond to you accordingly. The last date to apply is November 7th. 

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Thank you to our sponsors for helping us put together this Conference

La Cocina's Food + Entrepreneurship 2016: Community Partners