From Tamale Lady to Tamale Factory: How Incubators Spur Economic Development

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

San Francisco Campus, Pacific Center, Minna Street Entrance
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

How did Alicia Villanueva go from selling her homemade tamales door-to-door to running a tamale wholesale and catering business out of a 6,000 sq.-ft. facility in Hayward, California? Take a deep dive into the complex world of artisanal food businesses and business incubators with with Alicia Villanueva of Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas and Jessica Mataka of La Cocina, a SF-based nonprofit incubator dedicated to empowering and training low-income food entrepreneurs. Yes, tamales will be served!

This free Saturday Seminar is sponsored by Pacific's Food Studies Program. The seminars feature food experts, food entrepreneurs, and food scholars - all looking to enrich your knowledge about the food world. Each presentation features a fascinating food topic followed by an opportunity to mingle, discuss, and enjoy light refreshments. See more upcoming Saturday Seminars.

Event Type

Community Outreach, Speaker, Conference/Symposium

Sponsoring Department

College of the Pacific, Food Studies




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