Guest Chef Dinner Series

Farming Hope’s Guest Chef Series celebrates food as a pathway to independence by inviting influential chefs to cook out of our community food hub, Refettorio San Francisco (RSF). RSF is a gathering space that addresses food security in a full-circle, community driven model. We offer paid, transitional job training to community members facing employment barriers such as homelessness or recent incarceration. These Apprentices then cook nutritious, culturally relevant meals free of charge for food insecure families.


Good Good Culture Club

Featuring Chef Brett Shaw and Chef Kevin Keovanpheng

Monday May 2, 2022
7:00 – 9:00pm
149 Fell Street

Join our shared table and experience what Eater SF calls a “kaleidoscope of ingredients, influences, and textures” from Chefs Brett Shaw and Kevin Koevanpha of from Good Good Culture Club. Good Good Culture Club.


Chef Tu David Phu 

Oakland native Top Chef Alum

Monday June 6, 2022
7:00 – 9:00pm
149 Fell Street

Chef Tu David Phu is an Oakland, CA-born first-generation Vietnamese-American chef who was a featured contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef in 2019.

Phu cut his culinary teeth in the kitchens of some of the nation’s top restaurants, including Daniel, Acquerello and Chez Panisse; and across a wide range of cooking cultures – from the American culinary greats to classical European traditions. But it was what he calls “the memory of taste” that pulled him back to his roots: the practices, ingredients, techniques, and flavors of Vietnamese cuisines.

Summer 2021 Apprentices

July date TBD

Check back soon to see our announcement for our next Guest Chef dinner!

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