With the continued and distressing hate crimes and violence against the AAPI community, a number of folks in our local restaurant industry are rallying to support, and raise funds and awareness. First, ~ZUNI CAFE~ is hosting another bake sale, with 32 participants (!) on Saturday May 1st. Proceeds will benefit AAPI Women Lead, the Asian Pacific American Community Center, and Third Culture Bakery’s community safety kits. Pastry boxes are $30 each, and include five pastries of your choosing (no pre-orders). The bake sale starts at 11am and is first-come, first-served until sold out, with no limit on the quantity of boxes you can purchase. So yeah, you’ll want to get there early!
Are you in the East Bay? Don’t miss Bake Love Not Hate (@bakelovenothate_oakland), an Oakland-based fundraising bake sale on Saturday May 1st from 12pm-6pm (at 59 Grand Ave. at Webster St. in Oakland). Participants include Boichik Bagels, Firebrand Artisan Breads, La Farine, and many more.
There is also an online auction (Friday April 30th at 12pm through Sunday May 2nd at 11:59pm), featuring products, services, gift cards, and experiences (from Levis, Vans Vault, Pt. Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Taylor Stitch, Tellason, Farmhouse Thai, and more). Lastly, Saturday May 1st is A Day of Giving, when partnering businesses will graciously dedicate a small portion of their proceeds to combat systemic racism. 100 percent of the proceeds from all three components will benefit AAPI Women Lead (empowering AAPI women and girls through leadership programs), Asian Prisoner Support Committee, and Hate Is A Virus (amplifying awareness of AAPI discrimination and hate crimes while standing in solidarity with our BIPOC siblings).
Coming to SF for the month of May is Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate (CSAH), a fundraising dinner series in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Founded in Washington D.C., by chefs Kevin Tien of Moon Rabbit and Tim Ma of Lucky Danger, Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate is a five-course takeout dinner series, created in response to the escalating cases of anti-Asian hate crimes and xenophobic attacks on the AAPI community across the country.
Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate is working with OpenTable to host the Bay Area dinner series. The dinners will take place every Tuesday for four consecutive weeks beginning on May 4th. Every week, five different chefs are each contributing one course to a five-course takeout meal for two. Participating restaurants include: b. Patisserie, Commis, Ernest, Liholiho Yacht Club, Mister Jiu’s, Nari, Nightbird, SingleThread, Sorrel, State Bird Provisions, and more. Tickets for each dinner are now available for purchase on OpenTable, where guests can reserve and pre-select individual pick-up times.
Many baked goods await at Bake Love Not Hate on May 1st.