La Cocina

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

La Cocina is a San Francisco–based nonprofit working to solve problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants, and people of color. They provide talented entrepreneurs with affordable commercial kitchen space, mentorship, and access to market opportunities. La Cocina has trained hundreds of students, graduated more than sixty entrepreneurs into sustainable businesses and restaurants, and will open the nation’s first women-owned food hall next year⁠: the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace.