CUESA | Evening Party: CUESA's Summer Celebration

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CUESA's Summer Celebration

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This event has passed. For our next Summer Celebration, please see our events calendar.


An Evening Supporting CUESA’s Work to Cultivate a Healthy Food System

Join CUESA in kicking off the summer harvest (and solstice) in one delicious bite. Star chefs and bartenders focus their palates and talents to create a veritable bounty of delights. Six culinary families make up the gravitational center and pull of the night: berries, cucurbits (cucumbers and melons), grains and legumes, alliums (onion and garlic), leaves and flowers, and of course, stone fruits.

All bites and sips will showcase one of these groups using farmers market produce at the peak of its season.Stroll the halls of the iconic Ferry Building while you enjoy unlimited food and drink at the themed tasting areas. And no CUESA event would be complete without the presence of farmers, who will be displaying their bounty and offering farm-fresh tastes. Enjoy live music, a scavenger hunt, the popular “What’s Your Stone Fruit Name?” game, and more.

Proceeds from the night provide much-needed support for CUESA’s ongoing education initiatives, including free cooking demos, kitchen skill-building classes, the Schoolyard to Market youth entrepreneurship program, and sustainability scholarships for farmers.

Tickets are $125,  $85 of which is a tax deductible donation.

Win a year of dining out at the Bay Area’s best restaurants! Purchase tickets for CUESA’s Summer Celebration Raffle at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Info Booth or on the night of the event. Winners will be announced at Summer Celebration, but you need not be present to win. Proceeds support CUESA’s educational programs.

Participating Chefs & Restaurants

Ben Stephans

Matthew Dolan 
Twenty Five Lusk

Ryan Farr
4505 Meats

Rocky Maselli

Adam Dulye
Abbot’s Cellar

Nathan Carter

Jen Musty
Batter Bakery

Mario Tolentino 

Jason Rose
Bi-Rite Market

Van Dao
Biscuit Bender

Francis Hogan
Bluestem Brasserie

Ryan Pollnow
Central Kitchen

Brett Emerson

Sue Conley
Cowgirl Creamery

Alex Saneski and Jennifer Ko
Cremeux Ex Machina

Yasuhiro Iwata

Josephe Ahearne
El Porteno

Andrew Court
Fairmont SF

Chris Jones
Gaspar Brasserie

Michael Zito

Tony Ferrari + Jonathan Sutton
Hillside Supper Club

Robin Song 
Hog & Rocks

Tim Archuleta
ICHI Sushi

Lauren Kiino
Il Cane Rosso, Red Dog, Fearless Coffee

Shauna Des Voignes
Knead Patisserie

Jake Des Voignes
Local Mission Eatery

Alejandro Morgan

Eric Ehler
Luke’s Local

Vincent Russo

Isaac Miller

Meg Ray

Traci Des Jardins

Eric Tucker

Dennis Lee
Namu Gaji and
Smokestack BBQ

Daniel Capra
Paula LeDuc Fine Catering

Tu David Phu
Precita Park Cafe

Karen Waikiki

Larry Finn
Scala’s Bistro

Nate Keller

Alison Mountford
Square Meals

Adam Timney

Telmo Faria

Sean Thomas
The Blue Plate

Charles Phan & Ross Wunderlich
The Coachman

Sandy Sonnenfelt
The Pasta Shop

Yigit Pura
Tout Sweet

Christine Law
Town Hall

Participating Spirit Companies, Wineries,
Breweries & Other Beverage Companies

209 Gin


Abbot’s Cellar

Almanac Beer Co.


Blue Bottle Coffee

Brooks Wine

Campo de Encanto Pisco

Charbay Winery & Distillery

Devoto Orchards Cider

Drake’s Brewing

Drinkwell Softers

Farmers Jane Wine Co.

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant

Greenbar Craft Distillery

Kivelstadt Cellars

Leaf and Vine

Magnolia Brewery


Parador Cellars

Peet’s Coffee & Tea


Pressed Juicery

Old World Spirits

Rye & Rye on the Road


Square One Organic Spirits

St. George Spirits

Two Mile Wines


Wait Cellars

White Rock Vineyards

Wind Gap Wines

Participating Farms

Blossom Bluff Orchards

County Line Harvest

Dirty Girl Produce

Frog Hollow Farm

Marin Roots

Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm

Star Route Farms

Tierra Vegetables



In-Kind Sponsors

paula leduc

classis party rentals



 rye on the road


Media Sponsors


Tickets are nonrefundable but may be transferable by contacting

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography.


CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »