La Cocina


The nonprofit organization partners with 40 food entrepreneurs who are launching, growing, or formalizing their operations.


Through the Building Equity program, Foodwise partners with La Cocina to bring different small food business to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market each month, and some have joined permanently. La Cocina (“the kitchen” in Spanish) serves as a platform for low-income and immigrant culinary entrepreneurs by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance, and access to market opportunities and capital. The organization’s vision is that program participants become economically self-sufficient and contribute to a vibrant and diverse economy while doing what they love to do.


The businesses in the incubator program source their raw ingredients from a range of producers. Ask about specific products to learn which source local and organic ingredients.