The People's Kitchen is a sliding-scale, local, organic, community restaurant project that engages, builds and nourishes community through shared-food events and sexy, social and cultural programming.
Over the past year in Oakland, PK has created a wildly successful monthly, sliding-scale community restaurant that couples political education and movement-building with a delicious, local, organic meal lovingly prepared by community chefs. The all-volunteer crew works with a different grassroots political project or social justice organization each month to curate a menu that highlights and reflects the work of that group. All profits from the dinner are donated to that organization to support their vital work. We ask that guests not pay for the food but rather show appreciation for it by donating to the partner organization or project and getting involved with their work.
We use food and recipes as a tool for storytelling and reclaiming community knowledge. We believe that sharing food and building community knowledge are key to the process of decolonization.
At The People's Kitchen, we seek to not only to fill our stomachs but to also nourish our souls through strengthening community connections, to feed our minds through transforming our understanding of food histories, and to fuel our movements through new investments of people and money.