La Cocina Conference

The La Cocina Conference invites chefs, placemakers, and policy activists to gather around our table for a conversation about the role of food in inclusivity, equity, and economic justice. These conversations will happen by eating through neighborhoods, panels and conversations designed to inspire action within our communities and further abroad, and delicious, and occasionally uncomfortable, talks at our dinner tables.

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Join us on April 16-18 2018 for this newest evolution of our conference.

If any of the below bullet-points speak to you, we think that you need to be here, to claim a seat at this table:

  • You are a chef, cook or consumer who believes that social justice must be a part of our dining culture

  • You believe that places can create equitable economic opportunity for everyone, and that food can be a vehicle for that opportunity

  • You are an academic, a city planner, government official, or policy maker with a professional interest in how food shapes our cities

  • You want the work that you do, in kitchens across this country, to have more impact and more meaning

  • You care and want to know more about how to shape communities into equitable cities

  • You want to learn from cooks whose voices are too frequently unheard

 Los Cilantros, Berkeley | Artwork by  Sophie Morro

Los Cilantros, Berkeley | Artwork by Sophie Morro


April 16th • Github • 6-8pm

88 Colin P Kelly Jr St, San Francisco, CA 94107

An opening reception hosted by GitHub, delicious bites by La Cocina Chefs! You will receive your attendee packet this evening!


April 17th • Golden Gate Club • 9am-6pm

135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA 94129

Registration and breakfast begin at 9am, with an opening plenary at 10am. We will have a full day of inspiring conversations in the Presidio.

9:00 am - 10:15 am Breakfast by BAMCO  |  12:40 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch by La Cocina Chefs  |  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Reception by BAMCO



April 18th • impacthub san francisco • 9am-7pm

1885 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

A day of walking tours throughout the Bay Area with a hub for meals at ImpactHub SF as follows:

9:00 am - 10:15 am Breakfast by Whole Foods Market  |  12:30 pm - 12:30 pm Farmers Market Lunch by La Cocina Chefs  |  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Closing Reception by Specialty Food Association


  Reem's  | Artwork by  Sophie Morro

Reem's | Artwork by Sophie Morro

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