A food hall, run only by women of color and immigrants, is challenging the “boys’ club” of kitchens

For many female chefs of color, inclusivity in the restaurant industry remains a glaring issue. Enter La Cocina Municipal Marketplace – a $5 million project partially funded by the city of San Francisco (coming spring 2019). The idea was proposed by La Cocina, a non-profit incubator for low-income entrepreneurs in the food space. The goal of the Municipal Marketplace will be to help aspiring female restaurant owners struggling with one of the largest problems in San Francisco: the rising price of real estate.