Elianna Friedman & Alicia Faris, Joyful Family Cooking

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Stop by the Foodwise Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Alicia Farris and Elianna Friedman of Joyful Family Cooking are family food coaches on a mission to help families make healthy habits come to life in tangible and sustainable ways, teaching families to cook nutritious meals and build lifelong healthy relationships with food.

Alicia Faris is a culinary educator, holistic nutritionist, and local and sustainable food advocate. As Nutrition Education Coordinator for Bay Leaf Kitchen, Alicia co-created a progressive culinary curriculum that enriched the lives of hundreds of Bay Area families. She is currently the director of education for Culinary Artistas and Path to Panacea culinary programs, reaching and teaching hundred of kids and their families annually.

Elianna Friedman, former Foodwise Market Chef, is a family food coach and nonprofit consultant. She founded Bay Leaf Kitchen, a nonprofit cooking camp that connected youth from San Francisco’s low-income neighborhoods with local farms so that they could learn from experts about the food they eat. As the founder, she grew the organization from an idea to a community-driven organization that helped to prevent childhood obesity for 140 families annually.

All demos take place in the Foodwise Classroom (under the tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.