The Town Kitchen’s New Year’s Resolutions


A new year means a “new you” for many people. As a Public Benefit Corporation, we are unable to take on popular resolutions like hitting the gym, going on diet, or taking up a “dry January.” Thankfully, we have many opportunities to make our world a better place in the New Year. Here are a few that we’d like to share with our community:

  1. Grow Our Community

    We want to inspire change at the local level as well in our broader regional community. With a new Community Cabin project going in around the corner from our kitchen, our team resolves to continue to provide support through providing human connection, food, and jobs for those in our neighborhood. In 2019, we hope to expand our impact to other areas affected by inequality in the Bay Area. Specifically we are actively seeking partnerships in the South Bay and hope to bring job opportunities to folks in communities like East Palo Alto.

  2. Support Other Mission Driven Organizations

    Our partners choose us because they know we are committed to creating impact in our community. It’s literally written into the bylaws of our company. Just as we look to our partners to fuel our impact, like-minded organizations in the food space look to companies like ours to partner with them. Our commitment to partner with minority and women owned business will take a leading role in our menu creation and publishing process. Mission matters to us and to our partners and we will continue to make this a priority when choosing how and where we source our ingredients. The tenets of Conscious Capitalism will continue to guide our decisions.

  3. Elevate Our Customer Experience

    To continue to grow our organization and our impact, we’ll need to continue to adapt and respond to our customer’s needs. In 2019, we aim to not only expand our service, but also objectively increase to the quality. This starts with our web experience and ends with a memorable onsite experience. Demonic focus on prompt delivery, careful and unique table setups, as well as piping hot food will all be areas in which The Town Kitchen will be investing major organizational resources.

We look forward to continuing to provide unique and impactful experiences for our partners in 2019. Please help us achieve these resolutions by considering us for your next catered event or subscription meal service.

Oakland Cook Out for Neighboors in Need

By Brian Zamora

It's no secret that the community of Oakland has been struggling with homelessness, along with the struggle of not having a home, a lot of these individuals go days without eating or finding healthy food. This time a year ago I teamed up with local homeless shelters to donate hot and healthy food, we were able to feed 150 people in need. This year our goal is to feed 300 people.  The funds will be used for purchasing groceries (vegetables, proteins, etc.) to cater food for the less fortunate in Oakland neighborhoods. We hope to reach our goal of $2,500 by December 14th which is when we will be giving the food out all day to people in need.  If we raise more than the desired $2,500, the money will be used to purchase other essential goods (socks, coats, cover). We will also be accepting other donations aside from money. If you are interested in donating other goods, feel free to contact me directly. With your help we will impact the lives of many in need and share a warm plate during the holidays. This is only a small gesture to show people in need they are not alone and never forgotten, and a small gesture that goes a long way.  The holidays are a time for giving thanks and appreciating what we have, lets show our love for the community of Oakland by giving a little bit back. A little goes a long way. Thank you for the love and support.

The Spirit of Giving


The Town Kitchen gives thanks to our customers, partners, and our inspiring staff

by Jefferson Sevilla

The holidays are upon us, and once again The Town Kitchen is in the spirit of giving thanks to all of our customers, partners, and colleagues who help support our mission and allow us to serve food with purpose.

When we started our organization, the plan was to provide high quality food service with a mission. That mission is to bring youth community members on to our team and give them opportunities to make the best for themselves. By employing foster and under-served youth from our local community (Oakland and surrounding SF Bay Area), we provide apprenticeship to build lifelong skills in culinary & food service, business operations, and planning & logistics. We wanted to give our team members a fresh start in a nurturing environment and to make a positive impact for the long term: food with purpose.

We love the holidays because the spirit of giving is front and center. It underscores what we are building as an organization: a business whose main purpose is to give back, provide meaningful opportunity at the local level, and change people's lives for the better. We are grateful for many things, including the opportunity to work with such amazing and inspiring people who remind us why we do what we do.

In the spirit of giving, we are reminded of why we started The Town Kitchen in the first place. With the help of our clients and partners, we are excited to dedicate ourselves even more to growing our team, providing even more opportunity for the Bay Area, and serving people delicious food to nourish the body and soul.

Please consider us for your next catered event or subscription meal service to help strengthen our mission and maximize our positive impact!