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Puerto Rican dining celebration // Oakland

March 3 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$50 – $90

Soul Food East Bay and the Puerto Rican Civic Club present a night of exquisite Puerto Rican dining celebrating the richness of our cuisine. 🌱🇵🇷

Join us for an engaging conversation about the essence of Puerto Rican food and its deep-rooted connection to our culture. Indulge in a delightful dinner [menu below] that will evoke cherished memories of our heritage and upbringing. 🌟

Korner Oakland in Fruitvale.


About food event:

Please Join us for our next Cultural Food Traditions Project dinner, visiting Puerto Rico through the food of Chef Manny Rodriguez.

Manny has worked in fine dining establishments for many years and is now diving deeper into his Puerto Rican cultural foodways through his new project, Temporal:Comida del Caribe y Latino America.

Our partner nonprofit for the evening’s donation is the Puerto Rican Civic Club, a regional organization dedicated to not only supporting and celebrating Puerto Rican culture, but also supporting the islands in time of need. Their work in the aftermath of both Hurricanes Maria and Fiona to raise money and deliver aid to people was essential and has given them new focus to raise awareness of the effects of these larger storms on the Puerto Rican economy and ecosystem.

Our moderator for the conversation will be the Civic Club’s president Maria Acevedo Campbell. As a native Puerto Rican living in the Bay Area, she was pivotal in the hurricane aid from the Club – she and Manny will share their experiences holding on to their identity through both of their work.


Chef Manny will be throwing down an absolute feast. The star of the show…a WHOLE ROASTED PIG! Just look at that monster of a menu.


*If you have any specific dietary restrictions, please let us know when you purchase your ticket and/or email us with details so we can plan accordingly. No changes can be made the night of*

Pricing: We’re committed to being and building an inclusive community while also making the event sustainable for the chefs. Everyone is welcome at our table and to help that happen we offer sliding scale tickets prices which include dinner, drinks (alcoholic & non) and stimulating discussion.

$90 – A portion of your ticket subsidizes someone who can pay less.
$75 – If you earn a living wage this ticket helps the chefs do the same.
$50 – Join Us! We are grateful that you choose to spend your money on this important work and are excited to have you at the table!

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As our political & social discourse gets more polarized, it becomes ever more important to have places where we can have meaningful connection discovering inherent connections to one another.

Join us for an evening of delicious food paired with just as delicious conversation, leaving with both your belly and mind full.


March 3
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$50 – $90
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