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We Are La Cocina: Nashville Dinner and Book Signing

  • The Nashville Food Project 5904 California Avenue Nashville, TN, 37209 United States (map)

Join us in celebrating the work of San Francisco-based La Cocina with a meal from top Nashville chefs

About this Event

Please join us as we celebrate La Cocina, the San Francisco-based nonprofit working to solve problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants and people of color.

Attendees will receive a copy of La Cocina's new cookbook -- "We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream" provided in partnership with Parnassus Books. Dinner will be hosted by The Nashville Food Project and provided by the following lineup of incredible Nashville-based food and drink experts.

Appetizers by Elvira Vasquez of Que Deliciasone of the entrepreneurs from our friends at Conexión AméricasMesa Komalkitchen, the Nashville-based program that La Cocina helped inspire

Bread service by Michael Matson, head baker at Folk

Dinner by Chef Josh Habiger, chef/owner of Bastion

Chef Sean Brock, nationally acclaimed chef/owner / Audrey, East Nashville - Opening Spring 2020

Dessert by Chef Lisa Donovan, pastry chef and James Beard-award winning writer

About La Cocina

La Cocina is a nonprofit working to solve problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants, and people of color. They provide talented entrepreneurs with affordable commercial kitchen space, mentorship, and access to market opportunities. La Cocina was born out of a belief that a community of naturally talented entrepreneurs -- given the right resources -- can create self-sufficient businesses that benefit themselves, their families, and their city. La Cocina has helped hundreds with training, have graduated 60+ entrepreneurs into sustainable businesses and restaurants, and will open the nation’s first women-led food hall next year -- the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace.

La Cocina's latest project, a cookbook 14 years in the making, "We Are La Cocina" offers evocative and beautiful stories about food, people and place. Over 40 stories from the women who have used their talent and their food to pursue economic freedom and over 120 of their recipes for you to taste that success in your home and get a glimpse into the world of La Cocina and the world around all of us. Join, Nafy Flately of Teranga Life, Reem Assil of Reem's California, Alicia Villanueva of Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas, and Executive Director of La Cocina, Caleb Zigas for a meal and conversation about equity in business ownership for women, people of color, and immigrants.

Earlier Event: September 3
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Later Event: October 1
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