2017 Real Food Real Stories Benefit Story Slam

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Airbnb HQ
06:30 PM
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Real Food Real Stories - Connecting You to the People and Places Behind Our Food

Real Food Real Stories presents 1st Annual Benefit StorySlam: Salty & Sweet
At Real Food Real Stories, we believe that the food industry holds some of the most unique and inspiring stories today. Our farmers, chefs, and food makers are brave, tenacious, and passionate to the end of the earth. We know that when we bring them together in one room to share the vignettes of their stories it will be one unforgettable evening.
Our first annual StorySlam will include interactive food stations, sensory experiences, a raffle, and the main act: A StorySlam, where an All-Star roster of Bay Area food providers will tell their short stories (based on a theme). In addition, we will provide a wildcard opportunity for attendees to drop their name in a hat for the chance to tell their personal story.
In the end, “Stories break silence and nourish those who work, feel and dream.” -Carmen Naranjo
Join Real Food Real Stories for a story-filled night, raising funds to continue the RFRS’ pro-bono storytelling coaching program for food changemakers in order to promote the humanizing of the food system.

Evening Itinerary
6:30pm Registration & Welcome Tour
6:30-8:00pm Salty & Sweet Night Market (*v, gf options available) + Raffle
8:00pm-9:30pm Story Slam

About Our Storytellers 
Curated, authentic stories from local chefs, farmers, foodmakers and more:
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats
Margo True of Sunset Magazine
Chef Laurence Jossel of Nopa
Chef Yoni Levy of Outerlands
Nikiko Masumoto of Masumoto Family Farm

Main Sponsor
Media Sponsor
In-kind Sponsors
AlterEco - Barr Necessities - Coletta Gelato - Good Eggs - The Gypsy Fish Company - Masumoto Family Farm - Own the Room - Nana Joes Granola - Numi Tea - The Perennial 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Civic Center BART station is the closest BART stop. It is about a 15-minute walk to 888 Brannan.
There is street parking, free after 6pm, around SoMa.
What do I do when I get to the Airbnb office? 
Upon arrival to the Airbnb office, please check in at the front desk on the left to receive your nametag for the gathering. An RFRS ambassador will be present to guide you into our dining and storytelling space.
What does the ticket include? 
Ticket includes the meal, your choice of beer or wine, and storytelling. 
Do I need to bring a copy of my ticket?
It is not necessary for you to print tickets.

Real Food Real Stories is committed to creating an inclusive experience for anyone who is interested in learning more about the people behind our food system. Our pricing is reflective of the cost to put on a gathering, but so for those who would like to attend but are financially unable to pay the full ticket price please utilize the limited farmer/student/low-income ticket.

Please note that we photograph, video and audio-record throughout the gathering, and by entering the space and joining us you are granting us permission to record you. 

Refund Policy: Tickets are fully refundable until 5 days before the gathering. Tickets are transferrable until the day of the gathering.
Thank you!
The RFRS Team


  1. Airbnb HQ 888 Brannan Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA