food-for-thought-2016-square-collageBreast Cancer Action’s Action Speaks Louder Than Pink – Food for Thought dinner was held October 5th, 2016. Renowned SF Bay Area chefs prepared a delicious four-course dinner and the evening’s program featured our award-winning Think Before You Pink campaign, which challenges the hypocrisy of pinkwashing in pink ribbon marketing and fundraising. The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva), the fabulous Peabody Award winning producers of NPR‘s Hidden Kitchen series, emceed the event.

6th Annual Action Speaks Louder Than PinkFood for Thought

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:00 – 9:00PM
Green Room at the War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Ave, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA

Thanks to the generosity of the participating chefs and restaurants, who donated all their time, talent, and food, your ticket purchase goes directly to support our work.

Thank you so much to the talented San Francisco Bay Area chefs who cooked up a scrumptious meal:

  • Chefs Tony Ferrari and Jonathan Sutton of Hillside Supper Club
  • Chef Charlie Ayers of Calafia Cafe
  • Chef Bronson Macomber of Prosper
  • Pastry Chef Bernard Hong of Cafe Madeleine
  • Chef Sascha Weiss, former Executive Chef at The Plant Cafe Organic, is serving as lead chef and helping shape the four-course menu

About the Participating Restaurants

CalafiaCalafia Café, located in Palo Alto, serves health-conscious, sustainability sourced good food served in a hurry. Charlie Ayers is the owner and most widely known as the first executive chef for Google Inc. and past chef of The Grateful Dead. Calafia continues to bring the Silicon Valley community and its visitors together around fresh, farm-to-table cuisine in an always festive atmosphere.

Hillside Supper Club was founded by two chefs, Tony Ferrari and Jonathan Sutton, who enjoy the camaraderie of eating and drinking together. The Bernal Heights restaurant promotes introducing new friends, experiencing different foods, and experimenting with fun iHSC_logongredients, all while building a community around the principals of simplicity and sustainability. They are inspired by old world traditions and the importance of seasons.

Ccafe-madelineafe Madeleine is a full service San Francisco cafe serving breakfast, lunch, desserts, cakes, pastries and coffee drinks. From gourmet panini sandwiches to salads to delectable desserts, Cafe Madeleine strives to offer the finest and freshest ingredients to create unique flavors in all of their products. There’s something for everyone at Cafe Madeleine.

prosperProsper, a two month old eatery on the outskirts of Union Square is serving up some whimsical bites with a pan-Asian flair. Founded on the principals of fine cuisine, as well as gathering local and seasonal ingredients, Chef Bronson who also is the chef and mastermind of a catering company called Macadamia Events, creates delicious food with the spirit of his Hawaiian upbringing.

In addition to a fabulous four-course dinner and thought-provoking program, attendees had the chance to bid on excellent silent auction items.

Special thank you to our event sponsors!

Epic Epicure: $5,000 and up

Karen Klein and Ben Golvin

Gourmet Guru: $2,500

Peggy Huston

Culinary Connoisseur: $1,250

Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood, Satterley & Bosl Foundation

Mechanics Bank

Foodie Friend: $500

Katie and Ben Horne

Elizabeth Merck

Tamara Turner

Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll

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