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Celebrating Cultural Food Traditions: Philippines

November 5, 2023, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

$45 – $90
Reina Montenegro of Chef Reina
Cleodia Martinez of Midsummer Kitchen
Korner Oakland in Fruitvale
Partner Organization:
Sama Sama Cooperative
For our next stop of our CFTP dinners, we will visit the Philippines and feature two chefs deeply dedicated to flipping the narrative on the stereotypically pork filled Filipino dishes and presenting beautiful and delicious plant based food. We’ll discuss the influences of the cuisines from colonizers Spain and America and explore how the foodways are changing as the climate affects the oceans & strengthens the storm and economic & political hardships force migration.
Our chefs for the evening are Cleodia Martinez and Reina Montenegro.
Our moderator for the conversation will be Yana Gilbuena, chef and storyteller at Salo Series.
Our partner nonprofit for the evening’s donation is Sama Sama Cooperative, founded by Philipinx-American parents to create spaces and experiences for Filipinx youth can stay connected to their heritage and culture.
The proposed menu for the evening is still under development. Check back soon!
*If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know when you purchase your ticket and/or email us with details so we can plan accordingly. No changes can be made the night of*
Pricing: We’re committed to being and building an inclusive community while also making the event sustainable for the chefs. Everyone is welcome at our table and to help that happen we offer sliding scale tickets prices which include dinner, drinks (alcoholic & non) and stimulating discussion.
$90 – A portion of your ticket subsidizes someone who can pay less.
$75 – If you earn a living wage this ticket helps the chefs do the same.
$45 – Join Us! We are grateful that you choose to spend your money on this important work and are excited to have you at the table!
If you are feeling inspired to come but $45 doesn’t work, please email us at slowfoodeastbay@gmail.com
As our political & social discourse gets more polarized, it becomes ever more important to have places where we can have meaningful connection discovering inherent connections to one another. Join us for an evening of delicious food paired with just as delicious conversation, leaving with both your belly and mind full.


Korner Oakland
1014 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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