Parnassus Books and Conexion Americas are pleased to present a panel discussion and book signing for We Are La Cocina book signing and panel discussion on equity in business ownership for food entrepreneurs. Chef Lisa Donovan will moderate a conversation between Java Hemmat of Hummus Chick, Nafy Flately of Teranga Life, Reem Assil of Reem's California, Alicia Villanueva of Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas, and Executive Director of La Cocina, Caleb Zigas.
Parnassus Books will be on hand with copies of We Are La Cocina available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the discussion.
About the book:
La Cocina's latest project, a cookbook 14 years in the making, We Are La Cocina offers evocative and beautiful stories about food, people and place. Over 40 stories from the women who have used their talent and their food to pursue economic freedom and over 120 of their recipes for you to taste that success in your home and get a glimpse into the world of La Cocina and the world around all of us.
About La Cocina:
La Cocina is a nonprofit working to solve problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants, and people of color. They provide talented entrepreneurs with affordable commercial kitchen space, mentorship, and access to market opportunities. La Cocina was born out of a belief that a community of naturally talented entrepreneurs -- given the right resources -- can create self-sufficient businesses that benefit themselves, their families, and their city. La Cocina has helped hundreds with training, have graduated 60+ entrepreneurs into sustainable businesses and restaurants, and will open the nation’s first women-led food hall next year -- the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace.