The Bon Appétit team at Adobe in San Francisco had the special honor of hosting representatives from local nonprofit La Cocina for a “We Are La Cocina” cookbook signing and lunchtime panel discussion.
A kitchen incubator, La Cocina addresses problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants, and people of color, and is a partner with Bon Appétit in the newly opened Chase Center. The new cookbook shares evocative and powerful stories about food, people, and place, featuring more than 40 women who have used their talent and their food to pursue economic freedom. La Cocina Program Director Geetika Agrawal moderated the panel discussion, which focused on food, culture, creativity, and entrepreneurship in the Bay Area. Panelists included La Cocina graduates Aki Kanematsu, co-owner of Onigilly; Gaby Guerrero, chef-owner Delicioso Crêperie; and Arai Buendia, marketing expert for La Luna Cupcakes.
Submitted by Sydney Clark, Marketing Specialist