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Our first annual StorySlam includes a local food night market, an auction, and the main act: A StorySlam, where an all-star roster of Bay Area food providers will tell their short stories (based on the Salty & Sweet theme). In life, and especially in food, we know that our most dynamic stories involve both challenges and successes, consisting of a salty and sweet nature. Sometimes experiencing polar opposites churns out a well-balanced perspective.

At Real Food Real Stories, we believe that the people of the food industry hold some of the most unique and inspiring stories today. Our farmers, chefs, and food makers are brave, tenacious, and passionate to the ends of the Earth. We know that when we bring them together in one room to share the vignettes of their stories it will be one unforgettable evening.

Join Real Food Real Stories for a story-filled night, raising funds to continue RFRS’ pro-bono storytelling coaching program for food changemakers to bring eaters the authentic stories behind our food. 

“Stories break silence and nourish those who work, feel and dream.” -Carmen Naranjo

Featured Storytellers

Margo True, Food Editor of Sunset Magazine

Chef Laurence Jossel of Nopa

Chef Yoni Levy of Outerlands

Kristyn Leach of Namu Farm

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Keba Konte of Red Bay Coffee

Keba Konte has invested his life as an artist, food entrepreneur and community man. His artwork has been widely published and exhibited in museums and galleries. He is the founder of Chasing Lions Cafe and Red Bay Coffee Roasters. Through his work he has embraced and hired people of all backgrounds and strive to be inclusive of those who have traditionally been left out of the specialty coffee industry, especially people of color, the formerly incarcerated, women and people with disabilities. In his spare time he enjoys aquaponic gardening, judo and making waffles while listening to ol’ time singer Valerie June.

Be a StorySlam Volunteer!


Want to help make RFRS’s first annual StorySlam a success? We’re looking for passionate, dedicated and responsible volunteers to lend their time and talents in a number of different roles. Fill out our Volunteer Intake Form to be a part of the team!


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