Author Archives: Caleb Zigas

Where to Find La Cocina Businesses






Click on the map below and let this guide serve as your new best friend and dining companion. 18 restaurants & cafés and countless farmers’ markets and pop-ups to enjoy—all from the incredibly talented chefs here at La Cocina. Provecho!

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F&B: Voices from the Kitchen






Get ready for our third installment: BRAINS! on September 30th at the Swedish American Hall. F&B: Voices from the Kitchen is a storytelling project from La Cocina that seeks to share the voices and stories from the cooks and kitchens that are less often heard. The event is a twice-yearly performance that revolves around (and includes) […]

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Food + Entrepreneurship Conference and Institute






La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference Every year, our conference brings together 250 of the nation’s food industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs to speak, workshop and debate the realities of building successful food businesses and to examine how food business owners can be activists for change in their communities. This year’s conference kicks off on […]

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La Lucha de La Cocina






La Cocina and Mezcalistas presents La Lucha de La Cocina: A Taquiza & Lucha Libre in Celebration of our Favorite Luchadoras in San Francisco in partnership with Pro Wrestling Revolución. Join us August 13th at Pier 70 for a taco party and wrestling match in honor of the talented entrepreneurs of La Cocina and the struggle thousands face […]

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Development & Communications Associate: Jessica Mataka






Unlike her seasoned coworkers, Jessica’s only professional experience in the food industry was as a hostess at an unexceptional restaurant in the middle of California. Craving something stranger, she fled the Central Valley without looking back and moved to San Francisco. In 2014 she graduated from San Francisco State University. Since then, she’s organized on […]

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Program Coordinator: Emiliana Puyana






Emiliana has always been in love with food and cooking. Early experiences in her family’s kitchen in Venezuela taught her that food has the extraordinary ability to bring and keep people together. She landed her first restaurant job at the age of fifteen in Caracas and has continued cooking ever since. After graduating from the […]

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2016 Orientation Schedule: Applying To La Cocina

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This workshop is designed to walk you through how to start a food business in San Francisco, in addition to talking about what we do at La Cocina and our Incubator Program. You will receive a packet of information 1-week prior to the orientation with a template business plan and a resource guide to help you […]

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