Events / Greens

JBF Greens San Francisco x Cassava

Wed, June 21, 2023

6:00 PM
Price: $100 Click Here for Tickets

Reception: 6:00 P.M. PT
Dinner: 6:30 P.M. PT

The James Beard Foundation is thrilled to announce that JBF Greens—events for food lovers under 40—is expanding nationally! This series will highlight delicious food and drink across the country, while showcasing chefs and operators making meaningful change within their communities. For the first-ever Greens San Francisco event, JBF is shining a spotlight on Cassava
James Beard Award semifinalists Kris Toliao and Yuka Ioroi opened Cassava with the mission to reimagine kitchen culture. Since 2012, Cassava has aimed to create a safe environment for all people behind the plate—front and back of house—by providing a livable wage and medical benefits, and the promise to stand up for their values: no toxic masculinity, misogyny, racism, homophobia, or transphobia.  
For the occasion, chef Kris will create a custom three-course menu paired with Sonoma County winery, Bricoleur Vineyards' wines. This evening will not only showcase California’s bounty, but also pose a question to diners: are second-generation immigrant chefs expected to serve the cuisine of their heritage in order to be considered relevant?


*70% of your ticket price will go directly to the host chef to support their business while 30% will go towards the Foundation’s national programming that is rooted in advocacy, racial equity, sustainability, and women’s leadership for the culinary industry.  

All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance. Should the event(s) be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, The James Beard Foundation will offer options including ticket exchanges, use of tickets for future events, and option to donate tickets. 

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Welcome Beverage 

Bricoleur Vineyards Isla Rose Brut Rosé NV 


Cassava's Famous Fried Chicken with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar
*Contains:  dairy and gluten 

House Smoked Salmon with Beet Hummus and Early Summer Vegetables
*Contains: alliums, dairy, and eggs 

Bricoleur Vineyards Kick Ranch Viognier 2022

Kris’s Signature Duck Leg Confit with Green Garlic Quinoa Risotto
*Contains: alliums and gluten 
Bricoleur Vineyards Founders Block Pinot Noir 2021 


Almond Financier with Stone Fruit 
*Vegetarian; contains: dairy 

Bricoleur Vineyards Last Note Late Harvest 2021 



Menu is subject to change. Please note that due to the nature of this event, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and support of this policy. 

Related Info

Learn more about JBF Greens.

Learn more about Cassava.

The Foundation is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and which is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the Foundation will not tolerate harassment of guests or staff in any form at Foundation events.


Presenting Sponsor

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Hosted By

Official James Beard Foundation Partners

National Greens Sponsors


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