Women Movers & Shakers: Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A Night of Strong Drinks & Strong Women

Women are shaking up the world of food and drink, calling the shots in restaurants, in bars, and on the farm. Join CUESA and the San Francisco chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild in celebrating women bartenders and chefs who are on the forefront of sustainability, equity, and innovation.

Raise a glass in the Ferry Building’s Grand Hall with delicious handcrafted sips and bites from an all-women lineup of Bay Area change makers, including acclaimed chef-restaurateur and cookbook author Tanya Holland, San Francisco Rising Star Bartender Alicia Walton, James Beard Foundation Award nominees Reem Assil and Rachel Aronow, and other trendsetters. As these visionaries prove, the future is female and the future is now.

Everyone receives three full-sized signature cocktails, along with unlimited sample-size drinks, all showcasing the freshest farmers market produce.

This spring, CUESA celebrates 25 years of cultivating a healthy food system, and 10 years of partnering with the USBG for this groundbreaking Cocktails of the Farmers Market series. CUESA envisions an inclusive and sustainable food system, offering programs that nurture the next generation of farmers, food entrepreneurs, and healthy eaters. Proceeds support this work and the USBG’s professional development programs.

Participating Bartenders

Alicia Walton, Sea Star SF
Ashley Miller, The Front Porch
Brittney Bedford, Forge
Candice Jae, Mosto
Cindy Liu, Cold Drinks & Comstock Saloon
Elisa Prado, 15 Romolo
Jessi Mess, Bon Voyage!
Jordanne Ho-Shue, Anina & Drexl
Meryll Cawn, Hi-Lo Club
May Lay, Novela
Michelle Madrigal, Cala
Zia Schwartz, The Double Standard

Presenting Spirits

Lillet, Maestro Dobel TequilaWriter’s Tears Irish Whiskey

Tasting Spirits

Arkansas Black, Copper & Kings, Death’s Door Gin, Humboldt Distillery, Puente Internacional, Rhum Clément, Seedlip, Spring44, St. George Spirits

Participating Restaurants

Adriana Lahl, Sal de Vida
Amy Brown, Marla Bakery Restaurant
Binita Pradhan, Bini’s Kitchen
Jen Musty, Batter Bakery
Janina O’Leary, The Saratoga
Monica Martinez, Don Bugito
Rachel Aronow, The Alembic
Reem Assil, Reem’s
Sharon Nahm, E&O Kitchen and Bar
Tanya Holland, Brown Sugar Kitchen


CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco since 1999 and the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland since 2016. We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems.

About the USBG

The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.

Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. For nondrinkers and designated drivers, we will offer a few clearly marked nonalcoholic options.

Photos by Amanda Lynn Photography.