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POC Food & Wine Festival is a celebration of the global majority in food, wine, music, and culture.

PRESENTED BY

WHAT TO EXPECT

FOOD

DJs, MUSIC, ART

WINE & DRINKS

CULTURE

OUR GOALS

CREATE

a community-minded, welcoming  space for everyone to learn about, explore, and enjoy fine wine, foods, and hospitality.

CELEBRATE

people of color in the food, wine, arts & entertainment industry and the innovation and diversity that already exists.

CONNECT

leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, and artists within our multicultural communities to inspire new, innovative, creative collaborations.

POC Food & Wine Festival presented by Make it Mariko, is the newest food & wine festival to hit the scene. After 7 years of successful festival production, strategic economic development, and community outreach through UNDISCOVERED SF Filipino Creative Market, Make it Mariko is excited to be producing their own food festival concept focused on diversifying the food & beverage industry and uplifting local creatives & entrepreneurs of color. 

Over the past 7 years, in partnership with key nonprofits like Kultivate Labs, Make it Mariko has helped bring over $1 million in economic development activity to SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage District directly into the pockets of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and performing artists.

We’re now excited about bringing the same magic to the food & beverage events space through our new brand and festival, POC Food & Wine.

EVENT SCHEDULE

May 2-5, 2024 // San Francisco + Berkeley, CA

THU MAY 2nd

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
6-9PM

Opening Family Meal

FRI MAY 3rd

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
6-9PM

Sip & Scratch Opening Reception

Industry Opening Night Reception for participating Vendors, Sponsors, Crowdfunding Backers, and VIP ticket-holders only. Featuring sponsored food, drinks, and music entertainment centered around DJing & scratch culture.

SAT MAY 4th

BERKELEY, CA
1PM-5PM

The Main Dish

Our featured Festival tasting experience including curated food & wine pairings through our signature “Palette Pass” experience of paired food, wine, and Zero Proof drinks, Art & Retail Vendors, DJs, Live Music, Immersive Photo opps, and more!

5-7PM

R&B Soul Lounge

Come relax in our R&B Soul Lounge, continue to connect with amazing local creatives & entrepreneurs and vibe out before the Afterparty.

7-10PM

Brown is Beautiful Afterparty

A fashion-forward cocktail dance party featuring DJs, live band,  themed fashion show, and curated food experiences with cocktail & wine pairings.

SUN MAY 5th

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
1PM-4PM

Curated Food & Drinks Experiences

Join us for intimate food & drink experiences centering wellness, connection, and joy including a CBD Wine & Sound Bath and more.

6-9:30PM

Closing Family Meal

Our featured closing night dinner experience, including a special cannabis dinner with Big Bad Wolf SF.

VENUE // Ciel Creative Space, Berkeley

SPACE TO BE HUMAN.

Ciel Creative Space in Berkeley, CA is 50,000 square feet of magnificent creative space studios available for photo, film, and event productions in the fashion, art, music, and tech industries.

learn more about ciel

FEATURED CREATIVES

GINA MARIKO ROSALES

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

BIG BAD WOLF SF

CHEF

DJ UMAMI
ASTRALOGIK

PERFORMER

Submit Your Collaboration Idea!

We have only just begun to curate in and confirm our featured creatives. Want to get involved and propose a partnership or collaboration idea?
WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
Musical Performers
Fashion Show Curators
Artist Exhibits
Farmer’s Market Vendors (specifically multi-cultural fruits, but also general vendors)
Chefs
Wineries
submit partnership ideas here

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

We have many exciting sponsorship opportunities available for companies of various sizes. We’re excited about creating custom packages to help showcase your brand to our diverse audience of creatives, food, wine, and music afficianados.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Wine & Spirits
  • Chefs & Caterers
  • Music Industry Sponsors
  • Host Hotels
  • Media Sponsors
Email us at sponsors@pocfoodandwine.com.
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