Author Archives: Caleb Zigas

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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4th Annual Gala & Online Auction






A Fundraiser in Celebration of the Talented Entrepreneurs of La Cocina. Join us on May 9th at the Exploratorium & SEAGLASS Restaurant for a cocktail reception and dinner featuring James Beard Award-winning Chefs Traci Des Jardin and Barbara Lynch. Check out our online auction here and find more information about the gala here.

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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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