Author Archives: kitchen-committee

Kitchen Check In

Hi everyone. It has been a busy summer for all, and although there are less demonstrations during this time we still actively working on feeding the public and distributing food. We still accept food donations and volunteers for cooking and serving. Right now we are asking the Oakland Community what are ways we can continue educate the public around social and political issues by feeding and nurturing them. Please email if you would like to get involved, if you have food or cooking supply donations, or if you have suggestions … Continued


Alan Blueford BBQ, call out for kitchen support

Hi kitchen and food supporters. This is a call out to the community for help organizing, preparing or serving food for the Alan Blueford BBQ. The BBQ will be at Arroyo park (77th ave and Krause) on Saturday the 21rst, 1pm-4pm. There will be a speak out with the Blueford family and other community activities. Please email or to contact the BBQ kitchen crew and tap in! ways you can help are: -agree to make a tray or two of food -make a salad or desert -help serve … Continued


Kitchen check in and important information!

Hi Food Justice Community! The Oakland Kitchen wanted to give a shot out to all the amazing and powerful food people. The BBQ crew has been on it! We also have a ton of occupy oaklanders helping at the kitchen farm, also thanks to the crazy autonomous cook and his huge meal actions all over town… know who you are, suspenders and all. Its such hard work and a lot of us know what it takes to cook for dozens and dozens, if not hundreds of people. We wanted to … Continued


Land reclaimed for community cultivation, lets do kitchen!

Occupy the farms reclaimed prime CAL land on Marin Ave and San Pablo ave yesterday at 3pm. We have thousands of starts in the ground already and the kitchen space is set up. Come and garden or help in the kitchen. We are not cooking there yet be would love food to be brought so we can continue to feed the farmers. Hot pots, snacks or easy eat foods are great. we would also love some better lighting for the kitchen area if you have any battery powered lights you … Continued


Last BBQ and Speak Out – De Fremery Park, Oakland – Saturday, April 7, 2012 – 3:00 to 7:00 PM

Occupy Oakland is having its last BBQ in West Oakland at Lil Bobby Hutton Park (De Fremery Park) at 18th and Adeline, from 3-7pm, this Saturday, April 7, 2012. Everyone has been so amazing and we really have been pulling it together; thank you so much for your efforts and contributions. We will be cooking this Friday, April 6, 2012, at the First Congregational Church of Oakland on 27th and Harrison, from 11am-3pm. It was a lot of fun last time, so if you want to come help cook and … Continued


Six Month Occupy Oakland Anniversary Party (and How You Can Help the Kitchen or Events Committee) – OGP, Oakland – Tuesday, April 10, 2012 – 5:00 PM

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, Occupy Oakland is having its Six Month Anniversary Party at Oscar Grant Plaza! This event will start at 5pm. There will be a feast, concert, best of OO slideshow, speak out, and dance party. This is a big deal and we expect tons of people! Here are some ways you can help support the event and dinner. – Bring rice, beans, lentils, salad, fruit, meat dishes, juice, sandwich fixins, or anything you want. – Bring food donations: If you have access to donated food or … Continued


First BBQ Community Event: Sign Up to Bring a Dish – Arroyo Park, Oakland – Saturday, March 17, 2012 – Noon to 5:00 PM

Occupy Oakland is planning our first BBQ and Speak Out event for Saturday, March 17, 2012. It will be in East Oakland at Arroyo Park, near 77th and Bancroft, from noon to 5:00 PM. There will be free medic training hosted by the People’s Community Medics, plus arts and crafts, music, a children’s village, literature, workshops, and free food.  We are requesting help with side dishes and desserts from all cooks who are able to help. We plan on serving at least 400 people, so anything would be amazing. The … Continued


A New Kitchen Calendar

Hi community. The OO kitchen is starting to use a simple calendar to sign up for food service and to figure out when food service is needed. The link is If you want to bring a meal you can go to “add event.” Simply put your name in the title section, and add details if you want, such as what food your serving and where, etc. Also please color code your post  Yellow for breakfast, Green for lunch, and Red for Dinner.  This makes it a bit easier to … Continued


Update and new ideas from kitchen

Hi community, hers an update on what the cooks are talking about and some upcoming occupy oakland events that would love food support. FUTURE PLANS: -weekly free farmers market, where cooks and the community can offer and take produce for their homes and beyond -promotion of re-usable dish wear, we will hopefully obtain a re-usable dish set. if u can donate some plastic wear please contact us. Otherwise bring your own dish wear to GA’s and OO events -Fruit plucking program. with permission, gathering fruit from Oakland residence to distribute … Continued


Message from a Occupy Oakland kitchen cook

Hello Fellow Occupiers and Supporters, As some of you know, I have been bringing home-cooked food to Occupy Oakland since the OccupyOakland MoveIn Day on Jan 20th. On that day I brought food to serve 160 people, of which I myself prepared a greens, squash and bean stew and a pork, squash and bean stew. On the 5th of feb, for the GA, I brought a vegan Indian spiced rice with vegetables, an Indian spiced rice with beef, and a “daal” (lentils) with rice. I have similarly taken cooked food … Continued