La Cocina is a non-profit business incubator supporting low-income women food entrepreneurs from communities of color and immigrant communities. The heart of their facility’s main floor is a communal kitchen for these new business owners to produce their specialties outside of their home kitchens, share their expertise, and establish their brands. What a simple and brilliant idea: help women with a unique knowledge of the intersection of food and culture to support themselves and their families. We were hooked.
Our commitment to La Cocina’s work has include the James Beard Award-winning restaurant design of El Pípila: Guardians of Guanajuatan Cuisine in San Francisco, and the design for La Guerrera’s Kitchen: Maiz Warriors in Oakland’s renowned Swan’s Market. Please contact us for more detailed information.
Site visit at Swan’s Market with the La Guerrera’s Kitchen family, mentor Traci des Jardin’s team and ours.
Our James Beard Award for restaurant design –around Neal’s neck and Guadalupe’s.