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We’re Hiring: Kitchen Steward

Posted in Blog on Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Title: Kitchen Steward Hours: 8am-2pm Monday- Thursday Compensation: $17-$20 per hour, depending on experience Status: Temporary, part-time Location: 677 W. Ranger, Alameda CA 94501 Job Description: The responsibilities of the Kitchen Steward are vital to the everyday operations and production

We’re Hiring! Program Manager

Posted in Blog on Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Title: Program Manager Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 FTE DOE* Benefits: prorated health benefits, vacation & sick leave, 11 paid holidays, lunch 4 days per week Hours: 32-40 hours per week (flexible for the right person) Location: 677 West Ranger Ave,

The Food Shift Kitchen: Catering for Companies that Care

Posted in Blog on Monday, December 18th, 2017

The Food Shift Kitchen delivers great taste with great impact.  Our food services provide jobs for those with barriers to employment, while making the most of fresh ingredients from local suppliers that would have otherwise been wasted. Revenue generated supports our

2017 Year in Review

Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Looking back, 2017 has been Food Shift’s most impactful year yet! Behind these numbers are countless relationships, invaluable partners, critical lessons learned, and inspirational stories. Thank you for being a part of our mission to reduce waste, feed the hungry, and

Voices from the Food Shift Kitchen: Destini

Posted in Blog on Monday, November 27th, 2017

As part of a homeless family, Destini reflects on almost not finishing high school. She had been confronted with so many hardships during her senior year– not only trying to keep up with her studies, but also keeping an eye

Fire Relief Benefit Dinner: Join Us!

Posted in Blog on Monday, October 30th, 2017

Join us on December 4th for a night of food, drinks, and community. Food Shift is hosting an all-inclusive benefit dinner with drinks and conversation at C’era Una Volta on December 4th from 6-9pm to support North Bay fire relief efforts. By engaging

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Grants $20,000 Towards Transportation

Posted in Blog on Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Bill Somerville, Oakland-based Philanthropic Ventures Foundation’s (PVF) Founder and Anita Kao, Program Associate, recently paid a visit and shared a meal with Dana Frasz at The Food Shift Kitchen (TFSK). In September 2016, PVF gave Food Shift a discretionary grant


Posted in Blog on Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Misinterpretation of food date labels is a key factor leading  to food waste in American households and supermarkets. Governor Brown signed AB 954, THE FOOD WASTE REDUCTION AND DATE LABELING ACT OF 2017, into law on October 15th, 2017.  The

Voices from the Food Shift Kitchen: Allen

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Interviewed by Heidi Buelow Meet Allen Beene, a mixed-media portrait artist and one of our Spring 2017 apprentices, who joined The Food Shift Kitchen (TFSK) program after a multi-year stint at the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) Farm. The APC Farm

The Food Shift Kitchen is Hiring a Chef

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Join our team today! Chef Job Description for the Food Shift Kitchen Position: Chef Reports to: Culinary Director Pay Rate: $21 per hour Hours: Approximately 7:00 – 2 pm M-Thursday, 24-28 hrs per week Job duration: January 22nd- February 27th,

Let Us Cook You Dinner!

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

We are excited to announce the launching of our new partnership with, an online marketplace for us to sell our products from The Food Shift Kitchen! Here you can find a listing of our delicious dishes, all original recipes

Voices of the Food Shift Kitchen: Justin

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

By Heidi Buelow Meet Justin Lindfors, apprenticing in The Food Shift Kitchen since March 2017. Interested and conversant on many topics, Justin is pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He had previously completed two stints at the Alameda Point Collaborative

Join Us for an Educational Lunch in the Food Shift Kitchen!

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Posted in Blog on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

40% of all food produced in the US is wasted.  But food isn’t waste – it’s valuable nutrition that uses precious environmental resources and is a powerful tool that can be used to educate, engage, and inspire communities. Food Shift

The Food Shift Kitchen Essential Supplies List

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Posted in Blog on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

          Every week, an abundance of recovered produce finds its way into The Food Shift Kitchen. It’s important that we’re ready to transform surplus food into nutritious products for the community, while providing employment for the formerly

Host your next lunch at The Food Shift Kitchen!

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Posted in Blog on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

This month we collaborated with Bay Area Green Tours to bring a group from LinkedIn to the Food Shift Kitchen! A group from LinkedIn joined us on May 19, 2017 for a short presentation and lunch, showcasing what’s going on in

Voices from the Food Shift Kitchen: Monique

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Posted in Blog on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Meet Monique! By Heidi Buelow Let me introduce you to Monique Assen, one of our kitchen apprentices at Food Shift!  Monique is a wonderful woman full of cheerful energy who loves to cook.  In addition to working in the kitchen, Monique

Food Shift featured in the Alameda Sun!

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Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Thursday, May 4th, 2017

The Alameda Sun featured an article about us in their blog! Find out how the Food Shift Kitchen is providing job training and employment while creating nutritious meals for the community.

“Food is an important component of self-sufficiency,” said APC  Executive Director Doug Biggs. “But food alone cannot lead to  success, people also need job skills.” Because APC’s goal is to  help individuals gain work-ready skills and become self-sufficient, their partnership with TFSK was a no-brainer.

Read more here

Volunteer with Food Shift… In the Kitchen!

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Food Shift Kitchen, located at the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC)  is up and running, and we have been busy transforming surplus produce into delicious food for the Alameda Food Bank, City Team Ministries, and  events including the Oakland Earth

Welcome The Food Shift Kitchen’s new chef Terrell Brunet!

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Posted in Blog on Monday, February 27th, 2017

We welcome a new chef and culinary educator to The Food Shift Kitchen, where reducing waste and creating opportunity is at the heart of it all. Terrell Brunet is a southern gentleman with a French-Creole heritage that can be traced

Food Shift’s 2016 highlights – thank you for making all of it possible!

Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 29th, 2016

As Food Shift enters our 6th year, I want to first and foremost thank you for all the ways you have supported our work. I’m pleased to share with you some highlights from this past year that you helped make possible: Over