¡Celebracion de Elote! (Corn Celebration) ft. Gelateria Naia

In-PersonCivic Center, San Francisco


Banquet (20+ Guests)
mexican, californian
Join us for a delicious, plant-based meal with a mission! Our menu is a transformation of seasonal bounty from Imperfect Produce using ancestral Mexican cooking wisdom. Taste our crew's take on this seasons mouth watering fruits and vegetables! Farming Hope is the soup kitchen turned on its head - we are a culinary training program that hires transitional homeless folks to garden and cook with the food we grow. Chef Kevin, Farming Hope co-founder, has staged at Bay Area restaurants including Californios and Chez Panisse. He is influenced by his abuela's cooking and local ingredients. Learn more at *Our dishes change based on what’s most fresh and available at Imperfect Produce. The following menu is an example of what you will enjoy!

Menu detail

Ensalada con puré de Elote
A bright salad made from seasonal offerings from Imperfect Produce - featuring a base of corn puree.
Elote - Mexican Street Corn
Small Plate
Fresh corn is roasted until the kernels are just perfectly blistered. Served with Mexican cashew crema, fresh lime juice, chili powder, and cotija cheese. Inspired by all the eloteros around the US and Mexico - this dish is best enjoyed eaten with your hands!
Calabaza a la Arrachera
Inspired by the flavors of traditional Mexican Arrachera seasoning, we roast Acorn squash with a seasoning blend of Guajillo, Ancho, and New Mexico chiles. This is served with frijoles de la holla (stewed, homestyle beans), cashew crema, salsa verde, and a fava bean leaf slaw with fresh corn. This dish features the Three Sisters of agriculture: corn, squash, and beans. These three plants grow together in harmony in North America. Learn more at our dinner!
Fruta de la Temporada con Nieve
A sweet finish that highlights the fruit of the moment, paired with garnishes from our urban gardens, this week served alongside locally made Naia Gelato!
Coconut Horchata
Our horchata is made entirely from scratch by blending rice, vanilla, Mexican cinnamon, organic cane sugar, and coconut-almond milk together. The flavors steep together for hours before being strained right before we serve it to you.

¡Celebracion de Elote! (Corn Celebration) ft. Gelateria Naia

In-PersonCivic Center, San Francisco
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)