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Here’s the Lineup for Cherry Bombe’s First-Ever San Francisco Jubilee Conference

Alice Waters will give the keynote talk

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The biannual food magazine Cherry Bombe brings its hit conference Jubilee to San Francisco on October 14th. As in years past, Jubilee will feature women from various corners of the food world, and will offer attendees a mix of talks, meals, and networking opportunities.

According to a statement from Cherry Bombe co-founder Kerry Diamond, San Francisco is a natural fit for a conference focused on highlighting and celebrating women in the food world. “The Bay Area has always been a welcoming and supportive place for female talent in the food world, perhaps more than any other city in America, and we want to celebrate that legacy. We’ve already celebrated it in print with our California issue last year; now we get to do it in real life.”

Bay Area food legend Alice Waters will be giving the keynote talk, called “My Dreams for the Future,” in conversation with Civil Eats founder Naomi Starkman. Waters tells Eater that she will “certainly be addressing farming and restaurant-supported agriculture and school-supported agriculture and how they can contribute to one of the deep, deep issues facing our country — that of meaningful work. I’m convinced this is the moment that food can change the world, we just need people to take a stand, to take some risks. Can you imagine if everyone at Jubilee leaves with a sense of optimism and opportunity? That would be wonderful.”

Tartine’s Liz Prueitt will speak as well. She says her main hope for conference-goers is that “if you attend with something simmering in the back of your mind you may find support and new information.” Fellow Bay area chef Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen will also speak at the conference, and says she hopes to explore “how we can all be more effective as a collective.” Prueitt and Holland will be joined at the conference by other big-name Bay Area chefs like Gabriela Cámara, Dominique Crenn, and Traci Des Jardins.

The event takes place at the Palace of Fine Arts. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $250. Below, the full lineup so far:

Gabriela Cámara of Cala
Traci Des Jardins of the Traci Des Jardins restaurant group
Lisa Q. Fetterman of Nomiku
Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn
Amy Guittard of Guittard Chocolate Company
Janet Hayes of Williams Sonoma
Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen
Yasmin Khan, author of "The Saffron Tales"
Pei-Ru Ko of Real Food Real Stories
Karen Leibowitz of The Perennial
Emily Luchetti of the Big Night Restaurant Group
Preeti Mistry of Juhu Beach Club and Navi Kitchen
Andrea Nguyen, author of "The Pho Cookbook"
Catherine Porter of OpenTable
Liz Prueitt of Tartine and Tartine Manufactory
Dominica Rice of Cosecha
Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo
Danielle Walker of Against All Grain
Anna Weinberg of Big Night Restaurant Group
Sarah Weiner of Good Food Awards
And others...

Cherry Bombe Jubilee San Francisco [Official site]