Sun March 7th
2020 YBCA 100 Honoree
mak-‘amham/Cafe Ohlone (Vincent Medina) is an Ohlone cultural institution empowering their Indigenous community with tradition—they teach the public, through taste, of our unbroken roots.
mak-‘amham/Cafe Ohlone operates in their Indigenous East Bay homeland; this work, made possible by their elders, is centered on reviving and strengthening traditional Ohlone cuisine and culture for the well-being of their community, and to honor those who came before us. Through mak-‘amham, they lead weekly Chochenyo and Rumsen language classes, gathering trips, and cultural and cooking classes to ensure traditional culture grows stronger within their Ohlone community. They also operate Cafe Ohlone, where decadent, multi-course meals are prepared with ingredients that have been loved by generations of their family.