Please consider donating to the GoFundMe campaign for the program. The fund is exhausted!
We'll come back one we raise $1000 more!
Chef Brenda Landa started her cooking career at Cassava under our executive chef Kris Toliao. Since then, she moved on to Nopa and trained under chef Laurence Jossel where she learned Nopa's legendary Cal-Mediterranean cooking. She also studied in Italy, taking a part in Rome Sustainable Food Project, living and breathing the traditional Italian culture and cuisine.
Since her return to San Francisco, she created and learned in kitchens such as Cotogna and continues, now, with her own private catering business. This crisis called her to serve with her energy, creativity, and love of pasta to make ready-to-cook pasta meal kits for those in need.
We are extremely proud and inspired by her drive to serve. All of us have been heartbroken by so many in our industry that lost their jobs and are now left without paychecks due to this crisis. We thought that partnering to bring this program, "Feeding the Industry", could help those in need.
Cassava is also managing another meal program called "Outer Richmond Meal Help" with Balboa Village Merchants Association. Between these 2 programs, we hope to feed as many colleagues and neighbors as we can in the coming weeks and months.