Ready, Set, Cook!


Food incubator Kitchen@812 hosts an action-packed evening featuring the Culinary Clash on Wednesday May 20. This food competition supports the Pinole-based food incubator, which helps local food entrepreneurs launch new businesses. The event is in the style of Food Network favorite Chopped, with ingredient baskets that chefs see just before the clock starts ticking. Contestants include professional chefs, sponsor representatives, community members, and junior chefs from Hercules High School Culinary Academy. Along with the competition, the evening features live music and plenty of goodies to taste.

Kitchen@812 provides commercial kitchen space plus assistance with business planning, strategy, marketing, and financing. Most participants are low-income, minority, and women entrepreneurs, and support services are free of charge. Businesses including Nirvana Kitchen (providing delivery of fresh vegan cuisine) and Salsa for All Seasons are among the many local businesses to flourish in this thriving kitchen space.

Culinary Clash
Wednesday May 20, 6–9pm
812 San Pablo Ave, Suite 2, Pinole