CUESA | Evening Party: CUESA's Summer Celebration

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CUESA's Summer Celebration

Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This event has passed. For our next Summer Celebration, please see our events calendar.

The Best Bites and Sips of the Season

At the second annual Summer Celebration guests will graze and mingle while meeting the people behind their food. They’ll fill up on seasonal fare and leave knowing they’ve provided much-needed support for CUESA’s ongoing education programs, including free cooking demonstrations, low-cost kitchen skill-building classes, the Schoolyard to Market program, and sustainability scholarships that help farmers become leaders in their field.

This walk-around tasting event will take place downstairs in the Ferry Building and will feature a whole beast carving station, a raffle, a photo booth courtesy of Magbooth and live music.

Because local farmers and artisans are at the center of everything we do, each scrumptious bite will highlight ingredients sourced from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Watch a video of last year’s event.

Tickets are $125, $85 of which is a tax deductible donation.

Don’t forget to purchase tickets for CUESA’s Summer Celebration Raffle and enter to win  incredible prizes! Need not be present to win.


Participating Chefs & Restaurants

Ryan Farr, 4505 Meats
Chad Newton, American Box
Erica Holland-Toll, American Eatery
Grace Nguyen, Asian Box
Hector Diaz, B Restaurant and Bar
Staffan Terje, barbacco eno trattoria
Jen Musty, Batter Bakery
Ruggero Gadaldi, Beretta
Alex Ong, Betelnut
Bruce Hill, Erik Lowe & Aaron Toensing, BIX
Gillian Sara Shaw & Max Newman, Black Jet Baking Co.
Brett Emerson, Contigo
Tim Caspare, Cotogna
Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, Cowgirl Creamery & Sidekick
Mikiko Ando, DELICA
Joseph Ahearne, El Porteño
jW Foster, Fairmont San Francisco Hotel
Rick Robinson, Gott’s Roadside
Alicia Jenish, Grand Café
Annie Somerville, Greens Restaurant
Tim Archuleta, ICHI Sushi
Lauren Kiino, Il Cane Rosso
Adam Carpenter, Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen
Claire Keane, La Cocina & Clairesquares
David Barzelay, Lazy Bear
Luis Villavelasquez, Les Elements Patisserie
Ben de Vries, luella
Vincent Russo, MarketBar
Scott Youkilis, Maverick
Meg Ray, Miette
Dennis Lee, Namu Gaji
Daniel Clayton & Trace Leighton, Origen - a farm to fork restaurant
Daniel Capra, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering
Michael Tusk, Quince
Alison Mountford, Square Meals
Adam Timney, Starbelly
Telmo Faria, Tacolicious
Adam Dulye, The Monk’s Kettle & Abbot’s Cellar
Matthew Dolan, Twenty Five Lusk
Evan Bloom, Wise Sons Deli

Participating Spirit Companies, Wineries, Breweries, And Other Beverage Companies

Almanac Beer Company, Anchor Distillery, RHUBARB Tea Liqueur, Blue Bottle Coffee, Bourbon & Branch, Campo de Encanto Pisco, CantinaCharbay Winery and Distillery, Comstock Saloon, Drinkwell Softers, Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, LocandaMagnolia Brewery, Oscalis Distillery, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Rye & Rye on the Road, Shoe Shine Wine, Square One Organic Spirits, St. George Spirits, St. Supèry Vineyards & Winery, Sterling Vineyards, The Hess Collection Winery, The Ice Cream BarTrefethen Family Vineyards, and Wait Cellars.

In-Kind Sponsors

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classis party rentals



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Media Sponsors






 Photos by Winnie Wintermeyer


CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »