Kitchen Table Talks

Kitchen Table Talks are part of an effort to bring healthy, affordable, easily accessible, and sustainably-grown food to all.

These talks bring community  members together around a shared interest: food. They provide a space for people to talk about their concerns related to food access and affordability, food quality, diet, nutrition, and social and ecological problems surrounding food production and consumption. They also provide a space to collectively build solutions to these problems.

By sharing ideas, knowledge, and experiences, these conversations have the power to make a real difference in the health of our communities. It’s our basic human right to have access to healthy food. Join the food justice movement. If you are interested in hosting a Kitchen Table Talk, please email us at foodtalks@cafoodjustice.org.

Past Kitchen Table Talks
April 21st, 2012 — East Oakland residence. Read our blog about the event!
December 21st, 2011 — downtown Sacramento residence. Read our blog about the event!
November 15th, 2011– downtown Sacramento residence. Read our blog about the event!
November 14th, 2011 — SFSU Campus. Read our blog about the event!
October 26th, 2011 — SFSU Campus. In partnership with ECOstudents. Read our blog about the event!
October 25th, 2011 — in Berkeley. In partnership with Farm Fresh Choice and Berkeley Food Policy Council.
October 24th,  2011 — Oakland Rockridge Residence in solidarity with Food Day. Read our blog about the event!
October 20th, 2011 — UC Berkeley Campus. Read our blog about the event!

Guerrilla Kitchen Table Talks

Building off of CFJC’s Kitchen Table Talks, Guerrilla Kitchen Table Talks can happen anywhere at any time; all that is needed is a nutritious meal and people coming together to discuss food issues effecting individuals and communities.

CFJC and Food First with their call-to-action to Take Back Our Food System are dedicated to authentically and successfully connecting with communities throughout the East Bay and the GKTT are a current effort to do so. Throughout 2012 and leading up to a People’s Food Justice Summit, CFJC and Food First will organize GKTTs regularly in various community spaces in Oakland, CA in partnership with other food justice organizations.

If you are interested in participating with the Guerrilla Kitchen Table Talks, please email us at emiddleton@cafoodjustice.org.

For upcoming GKTTs, please visit our events page.

 

Kitchen Table Talks Cook Book

Jenny Huston, founder of Farm to Table Food Services and Oakland Food Policy Council member, has unveiled a new cook book for CFJC’s Kitchen Table Talks program. CFJC believes access to healthy food is a basic right. Kitchen Table Talks bring community members together to talk about their concerns related to food access, quality, and affordability, diet, nutrition, and social and ecological problems surrounding food production and consumption. This cook book is designed to facilitate Kitchen Table Talk dinners and discussions by providing recipes for low cost, nutritious, and easy-to-make meals!

Jenny Huston’s Farm to Table Kitchen Table Talk Recipe Resource Packet