Real Food Real Stories –
Connecting You to the People and Places Behind Our Food
A RFRS Supperclub is an intimate and immersive community gathering set in home environments over shared meals and around honest and authentic storytelling from changemakers in agriculture and food.
On March 29th, participate in an intimate conversation with Kelly D Carlisle, Founder and Director of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project in East Oakland, which engages and deepens local youths’ understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living. We will hear her fascinating journey from the United States Navy to being honored by President Barack Obama for her work transforming young lives through food education in her hometown.
Curated Meal with a Story
Join us for a beautifully-curated vegan meal by James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, and author bryant terry. Chef Bryant look forwards to designing a meal inspired by Kelly’s story that will fill your heart and stomach.*
6:00-6:30pm Arrival, mingling with drinks over live music
6:30-7:30pm Introductions, eating
7:30-8:30pm Live-storytelling, q&a
8:30-9:00pm Post storytelling discussions and dessert
*(GF options available)
About Our Storyteller – Kelly Carlisle
Kelly D. Carlisle, Founder and Executive Director of Acta Non Verba, is a veteran of the United States Navy and has been the recipient of many awards, including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. She is an avid gardener and is an Alameda County Master Gardener Trainee. She is an active member of the Farmer Veteran Coalition.
Ms. Carlisle was selected as one of 200 U.S. Delegates to Slow Food International’s Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto in 2012 and 2014. Ms. Carlisle is the December 2011 Bon Appetit Good Food Fellow. She has worked with and mentored pre-teen and teenage youth since the age of 14. A native of East Oakland, California, she is committed to creating positive change in her childhood city.
Most recently, Kelly’s work has been honored at the White House by President Barack Obama.
About Chef Bryant Terry
Bryant Terry is a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is currently the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and All Things Considered among many other publications. Fast Company magazine named Bryant one of “9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food” in their April 2016 issue.
Bryant’s fourth book, Afro Vegan was published by Ten Speed Press/Random House April 2014. Just 2 months after publication, Afro-Vegan was named by Amazon.com one of the best cookbooks of 2014. In December it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work category.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Montgomery BART station is the closest BART stop.
SFMOMA Garage on Minna Street is the closest parking garage.
What does the ticket include?
Ticket includes the meal and event, but does not include alcoholic beverages, which are available by donation.
What is your refund policy?
Tickets are fully refundable until 5 days prior to the gathering when they become non-refundable. Tickets are transferrable.
The location requires shoe removal.
Real Food Real Stories is committed to creating an inclusive experience for anyone who is interested in learning more about the people behind our food system. Our pricing is reflective of the cost to put on a gathering, but so for those who would like to attend but are financially unable to pay the full ticket price please utilize the limited farmer/student/low-income ticket.
Please note that we photograph, video and audio-record throughout the gathering, and by entering the space and joining us you are granting us permission to record you.
Refund Policy: Tickets are fully refundable until 5 days before the gathering. Tickets are transferrable until the day of the gathering.
The RFRS Team