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Our Events

Join La Cocina for our annual artisan culinary classes. La Cocina offers hands-on cooking classes in fun environment where you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best cooks in the city in an environment that can’t beat. All proceeds from these classes go to support La Cocina’s mission of providing affordable commercial kitchen space and technical assistance to low income entrepreneurs launching food business.

Upcoming Events

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Orientations 2017
Our 2017 orientations will be on: Jan 25th, March 29th, May 31st, July 26th, September 27th, November 29th.

In order to apply to La Cocina’s incubator program, you must attend an orientation workshop on starting a food business in the Bay Area. This workshop is free and open to the public but we suggest that you sign up ahead of time to make checking in easier. We will send a confirmation email 1 week before the orientation to confirm your sign up. All orientations take place on Wednesdays from 6-8pm at La Cocina.

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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.

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La Cocina Holiday Event
La Cocina's El Mercado, December 11th

For one day in December, La Cocina will transform The Women’s Building into a pop-up holiday bazaar, creating a vibrant marketplace, with over 20 food vendors and DIY artisans, for natives and tourists alike to celebrate local entrepreneurship and find the perfect gift and treats for the holidays. Look forward to a weekend of food, crafts, music and more!