Find out the latest food news, updates and events happening in the East Bay.
Semifreddi’s Café on Claremont Avenue to close
Tom Frainier, Semifreddi’s president, said sales were not the problem. The lease was coming up for renewal, rents were being raised and hourly wages are on the upswing.
The Bread Project returns to Berkeley this fall
The baking-based job-skills program is currently building out its new kitchen and classroom space on Berkeley’s University Avenue.
A baker’s moment: Semifreddi’s celebrates 30 years
“We are the offensive linemen of the food world and not the celebrity chefs,” says Semifreddi’s co-founder as the East Bay bakery marks its 30th anniversary.
Meals on Wheels supporters feast for a cause
A host of top chefs, as well as Narsai David, helped raise a total of $225,000 for Meals on Wheels last week.
Everyone deserves to eat: Andre Green’s kitchen wisdom
Andre Green, food services coordinator for Berkeley’s Food & Housing Project, talks about serving Thanksgiving to the homeless, cooking from the heart, and why he cares.
The Bread Project: Cooking up a future for people in need
Bread Project employee Pat Van Valkenburgh (left) with coworker Yevgenya Chityan sell treats at a local event. Photo: Courtesy The Bread Project Pat Van Valkenburgh is the kind of person that The Bread Project hopes to help. A stay-at-home mom who home-schooled her two children until they attended Berkeley High School, Van Valkenburgh desperately needed […]
Dense, airy, crusty or soft: Berkeley’s best baguettes
By Emily Gordis As a child growing up in Berkeley, I’ve only tasted pre-sliced bread twice. When I was younger, my family traveled to Europe and I got to eat real French baguettes. Today, we live a few blocks from a bakery and get fresh bread every morning, like many Berkeley residents. Our city is filled […]