Stop by CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a cooking demo with Sophina Uong, consulting chef for the soon-to-open Mestiza Taqueria, featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.
Sophina Uong has worked in the finest of restaurants — from the front of the house to behind the kitchen doors — in the Bay Area over the past 15 years. You name the job, she’s done it. Created flower bouquets for Scala’s Bistro? Check. Worked as a server at Restaurant LuLu? Check. Tended bar at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar? Check. Helped open 900 Grayson as chef owner — oh! the burger! — in West Berkeley? Check. Hired as executive chef for Betty Zlatchin Catering in San Francisco and Pican Southern restaurant in Oakland? Check. After her most recent stint as Executive Chef at Calavera, Sophina is launching a series of pop-ups while she ponders her next move.
All demos take place at the CUESA Classroom (adjacent to the info booth at Broadway &Water Street) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.
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 »