CUESA | Market to Table Demo: Nelson German, alaMar, in partnership with sf|noir

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Nelson German, alaMar, in partnership with sf|noir

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

CUESA is proud to partner with sf|noir during their annual Wine & Food Festival. sf|noir is a non-profit organization, celebrating its 15th year in 2016, highlighting and celebrating African American arts and culture, both as innovator and interpreter, and also recognizing the interpretations of other cultures to uniquely Black art forms—helping to make our collective experiences richer.

One part African American soul, one part fiery Latino and all New York attitude,  Chef Nelson German is a Dominican-American who was born and bred in uptown Manhattan’s Washington Heights.  He has trained countless hours in NYC kitchens and has spent over a decade creating his destiny. Nelson’s passion, drive and humble nature has propelled him through the hardships of the restaurant industry to finally reaching his dream come to fruition in his 1st chef driven eatery alaMar. Nelson’s journey to the Bay area began in 2010 when he left the “Big City of Dreams” and moved to Oakland where he immediately fell in love with the culture and realness of The Town.  He was introduced to the rising food scene in Oakland from a visit and culinary stage at Jack London Square’s BocaNova.  He was impressed and started venturing out to other Oakland eateries and soon found out that Oakland had a very special food culture.  Even though he loved Oakland it was always one of his goals to work and hone his craft in San Francisco.  He was Executive Chef of the unique “Dinner in Bed” concept Supperclub SF and then helped open Marbella, a modern Spanish restaurant on Polk Street. Nelson made his return to Oakland in a big way by opening alaMar and he is very proud to have his first baby in the town he loves.  It didn’t stop there, as within alaMar’s first year he has earned a coveted 2015 Michelin Guide recommendation.  

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.


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