A Night of Strong Drinks & Strong Women
Women are shaking up the world of food and drink, calling the shots in restaurants, in bars, and on the farm. Join CUESA and the San Francisco chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild in celebrating women bartenders and chefs who are on the forefront of sustainability, equity, and innovation.
Raise a glass in the Ferry Building’s Grand Hall with delicious handcrafted sips and bites from an all-women lineup of Bay Area change makers, including acclaimed chef-restaurateur and cookbook author Tanya Holland, San Francisco Rising Star Bartender Alicia Walton, James Beard Foundation Award nominees Reem Assil and Rachel Aranow, and other trendsetters. As these visionaries prove, the future is female and the future is now.
Everyone receives three full-sized signature cocktails, along with unlimited sample-size drinks, all showcasing the freshest farmers market produce.
This spring, CUESA celebrates 25 years of cultivating a healthy food system, and 10 years of partnering with the USBG for this groundbreaking Cocktails of the Farmers Market series. CUESA envisions an inclusive and sustainable food system, offering programs that nurture the next generation of farmers, food entrepreneurs, and healthy eaters. Proceeds support this work and the USBG’s professional development programs.
Alicia Walton, Sea Star SFJordanne Ho-Shue, Anina & DrexlMeryll Cawn, Hi-Lo ClubAshley Miller, The Front PorchCandice Jae, TacoliciousElisa Prado, 15 RomoloBrittney Bedford, ForgeMay Lay, NovelaCindy Liu, Cold Drinks & Comstock SaloonZia Schwartz, The Double StandardJessi Mess, AbsintheMichelle Madrigal, Cala
Writer's Tears Irish Whiskey, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Pernod Ricard
Arkansas Black, Copper & Kings, Humboldt Distillery, Puente Internacional, Rhum Clément, Seedlip, Spring44, St. George Spirits, Craft brands of Serralles
The Alembic, Batter Bakery, Bini's Kitchen, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Don Bugito, E & O Trading Co., Reem's, Sal de Vida
CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco since 1999 and the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland since 2016. We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems.
About the USBG
The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.
Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. For nondrinkers and designated drivers, we will offer a few clearly marked nonalcoholic options.
Photos by Amanda Lynn Photography.