You are invited to TASTE 2013!

WHEN: THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 7:30-10:30 PM

TASTE 2013 presents guests with artfully inspired bites & libations all donated by over a dozen of San Francisco's culinary wizards and made onsite in Root Division's gallery and studios.  Proceeds benefit Root Division's free after school art classes for Bay Area youth.

    Offerings at the event include:

  • A Raffle for 3 Wine Chests featuring over 50 bottles of collector's choice wines and spirits.
  • A Silent Auction of gift certificates from Bay Area restaurants, spas, salons, & other venues and small artworks by local emerging artists and youth.
  • Live Music by Eggplant Casino
  • * VIP ticket includes early access to culinary treats, a limited-edition artist-designed tote filled with goodies and gifts, and a special cooking demo by Chef Telmo Faria of Tacolicious on making Vegetarian Tacos with butternut squash, poblano peppers, chicories, & spicy pepitas with avocado-habanero glaze.

   A Special Thank You to Our Host Committee!

      Diamond Host -- Kristin Kaiser
      5-Star Host -- Maxx Lobo
      4-Star Host -- Amy Ellingson & Allison Danzig
                   Brett & Cindy Greenberg
                   Kylee Hall
                   Suzy Obst
                   Matt & Jenna Tillman
      3-Star Host -- Brian O'Connor & Collin Baker


Get Your Event Tickets!

Event tickets are $75 (4 for $250 before April 15) Buys art supplies for 10 students!

VIP Tickets are $125 Supports free art education for one student for the entire year!  VIP hour starts at 6:30pm.

Host Committee

At each level, you'll receive VIP Host tickets so that you can amplify your support & experience this event to the fullest. You & each of your guests will receive VIP Host benefits as well as a Wine Chest Ticket AND a generous part of your contribution is tax-deductible!

This fundraiser supports free art classes for underserved youth. CAN'T ATTEND? Root Division is a 501c3 charitable organization, so you can still support our work with a tax-deductible donation HERE!

   Check out last year's event:



Tacolicious / Chef Telmo Faria

Beretta / Chef Ruggero Gadaldi
& Cocktails by Dominic Alling

Starbelly / Chef Adam Timney

Asiento / Cocktails by Debi Cohn

Dosa / Cocktails by Fatima Wehidy

Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem / Cocktails by Mark Devito


Mosto / Cocktails by John Forth
La Cocina

Lolinda / Chef Alejandro Morgan
& Cocktails by Chris Lane

Hog & Rocks / Cocktails by Zach Taylor

Jackson Place Café / Giovanni Airaghi w/ Batter Bakery

Madrone / Cocktails by Richard Mutt


Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas / Chef Alicia Villanueva 

Bar Crudo / Chef Mike Selvera

La Boulange

Pig & Pie / Chef Derek McCarthy

Hi Lo BBQ / Chef Ryan Ostler

Mission Bowling Club / Chef Chris Kiyuna



Marcia Weisbrot






3175 17th Street (at S. Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Root Division is a visual arts non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Grants for the Arts: SF Hotel Tax Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission/ Cultural Equity Grants, Art4Moore, and Bill Graham Memorial Foundation.

For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Cancelmo at 415.863.7668 or