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Cheers to Change Makers: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 5:30 pm — 8:00 pm

San Francisco Ferry Building | 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111

Raise a glass to a fair, sustainable, and delicious food future in 2019 and beyond. CUESA and the Northern California chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild welcome you to the winter edition of the popular Cocktails of Farmers Market series and kickoff party for CUESA’s new public art installation: The Food Change.

At this happy hour event at the Ferry Building Grand Hall, San Francisco’s top bartenders and chefs will transform winter produce from CUESA’s farmers markets into delicious cocktails and bites inspired by The Food Change. Guests receive three full-sized signature cocktails and tasty bites from each restaurant, along with unlimited sample-size sips.

Launching in January 2019, The Food Change is an innovative educational project championing the awesome people in our Bay Area community who are making real progress in the way we grow, make, and share food. You’ll be among the first to see the larger-than-life photomurals at the Ferry Building, featuring portraits by photographer Anne Hamersky, which celebrate the diverse farmers, advocates, and visionaries in our midst.

You are a vital part of The Food Change! Join CUESA in celebrating what is good and working in our world. Proceeds from this fun and fundraising event support CUESA’s work to grow family farms and healthy communities, and the USBG’s professional development programs.

Participating Bartenders

Ashley Miller, The Front Porch
Ben Riddle, Here’s How
Brad Faris, Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
Chris Wright, 1760
Debi Cohn, Asiento
Debora Fernandez, Kaiyo
Madison Manivahn Kaviyako, Mourad
Napier Bulanan, FOB Kitchen / Jackalope
Nikhil Shetty, Town Tavern
Ramon Pinon, Forgery
Rhys Alvarado, Pacific Cocktail Haven
Sloane Kaplan, True Laurel
Will Young, Beer Baron

Presenting Spirits

El Tesoro Tequila, HennessyWilliam Grant & Sons

Tasting Spirits

Arkansas BlackJM RhumLoch & UnionLo-Fi AperitifsOld ElkRoyal Dutch DistillersSagamore SpiritsSpring 44 DistillingSt. George Spirits

Participating Restaurants

Chris Cosentino, Cockscomb
Monica Martinez, Don Bugito
Nicolette Manescalchi, A16 Rockridge
More to come!


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. Please drink responsibly. For nondrinkers and designated drivers, we will offer a few clearly marked nonalcoholic options.

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Cost: $55 – $160
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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