Hello everyone! It’s Nitika, one of the new forageSF interns. I’m super excited to be joining the forageSF team this semester and am writing to introduce myself to all you foragers and food-lovers. I am currently a second-year student at UC Berkeley, studying Computer Science. In addition to my love for food, my passions also include photography and dancing. Being a relative newcomer to the area (I’m originally from the great state of New Jersey), I was blown away by the flourishing food scene in the Bay. Everything, from food trucks to the Underground Market, embodies the entrepreneurial spirit I love about California. In the coming months, I can’t wait to learn about what it takes to start a thriving food business from people who are on the ground really doing it. In addition to constantly learning new things, my time at Forage will include working on the website, doing some outreach to the community – that means you!-, and doing research for the Forage Kitchen – which, incidentally, is how I found out about forageSF in the first place. All in all, I’m looking forward to my forageSF experience and hopefully meeting all of you along the way!
Hi! I am Chiara Carrino, a rather new resident of this fair metropolitan area. Over the past few years I have found myself enjoying my hours spent in the kitchen more than most everything else, and delighting in the gatherings--no matter how big or small--that assemble to feast on the results. I feel very lucky to have found forageSF, an organization that will bring to this city both events and facilities that will truly encourage the growth of small food-related businesses. I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the force behind such a promising asset to the Bay area's vibrant and quickly-expanding homespun food community.
Hello foragers and food lovers! My name is Elise Ochoa and I am excited to join the team at ForageSF as an events intern. Growing up in Portland, Oregon I was spoiled with fresh air, great food and strong beer. Although I still miss all that good oxygen, since moving to San Francisco I’ve been happy to discover a thriving food scene that is growing every day. I’m so impressed by all of the Bay Area residents who are on their grind bringing us fresh new ideas and products. Working with ForageSF presents a great opportunity to help new businesses gain exposure, through events like the Underground Market, and have a great time doing it. I look forward to putting on some amazing events and hope to see you all there!