CUESA | Evening Party: Cheers to Change Makers: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

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Cheers to Change Makers: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Toast the Unveiling of “The Food Change”

Raise a glass to a fair, sustainable, and delicious food future in 2019 and beyond. CUESA and the Northern California chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild welcome you to the winter edition of the popular Cocktails of Farmers Market series and kickoff party for CUESA’s new public art installation: The Food Change.

At this happy hour event at the Ferry Building Grand Hall, San Francisco’s top bartenders and chefs will transform winter produce from CUESA’s farmers markets into delicious cocktails and bites inspired by The Food Change. Guests receive three full-sized signature cocktails and tasty bites from each restaurant, along with unlimited sample-size sips.

Launching in January 2019, The Food Change is an innovative educational project championing the awesome people in our Bay Area community who are making real progress in the way we grow, make, and share food. You’ll be among the first to see the larger-than-life photomurals at the Ferry Building, featuring portraits by photographer Anne Hamersky, which celebrate the farmers, advocates, and visionaries in our midst.

You are a vital part of The Food Change! Join us in celebrating what is good and working in our world. Proceeds from this fun and fundraising event support CUESA’s work to grow family farms and healthy communities, and the USBG’s professional development programs.

 Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Presenting Spirits

El Tesoro TequilaHennessyWilliam Grant & Sons

Tasting Spirits

Arkansas Black, Bounty Rum, Copper & KingsLoch & Union, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Old Elk, Royal Dutch Distillers, Sagamore Spirits, Spring 44 Distilling, St. George Spirits

Participating Bartenders

Ashley Miller, The Front Porch
Ben Riddell & Sam Jimenez, Here’s How
Brad Faris, Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
Debi Cohn, Asiento
Candice Jae, Evil Eye / The Hideout
Debora Fernandez, KAIYŌ
Madison Kaviyakoen, Mourad
Napier Bulanan,  FOB Kitchen / Jackalope
Nikhil Shetty, Town Tavern
Ramon Piñon, Forgery
Rhys Alvarado, Pacific Cocktail Haven
Sloane Kaplan, True Laurel
Will Young, Beer Baron

Participating Restaurants

A16 Rockridge, Cowgirl CreameryDon BugitoFOB KitchenNicoMagnolia Brewing Co.Oren’s HummusROOHThe Front Porch

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Q Mixers


CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco since 1999 and the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland since 2016. We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems.

About the USBG

The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.

Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. Please drink responsibly. For nondrinkers and designated drivers, we will offer a few clearly marked nonalcoholic options.

Photos by Alex Akamine /


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