All About RICE: Supper Club Fundraiser is a pilot fundraiser offering a casual and intimate food and drink experience in Downtown Oakland for a worthy cause. RICE stands for: Roots, Identity, Culture, and Empowerment. Our goal is to expand our guest’s culinary knowledge themed around “RICE” as a way to build on current friendships, connections, and relations in support of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
Featuring Chef Tu David Phu (Top Chef Season 15) and Derek Kwong (BarKeepSF), the evening includes five small tasting samples to eat with a pairing of two to three cocktails. We will also show a sneak preview screening of Chef Tu’s documentary about his origins in the small island of Phu Quoc and how he learned cooking from his mom. There will also be some time for discussion to engage the artistry of the chef and mixologist and the ingredients used.
Proceeds of the event will benefit OACC’s general operating and programming costs. We want to continue making our programs accessible and empower diverse voices in our community including refugees, immigrants, and communities of color around urgent social justice issues that aim to connect different generations, cultures, and identities.