Our mission is to expand the local food economy by supporting Its producers.
Too often we found shared kitchens to be cramped and outdated, so we set out to create a large, well-appointed space where home chefs and cooks could maximize their creativity while getting support for the day-to-day tasks. The community we hope to bring together includes working chefs, novices, and food lovers, all drawing inspiration and energy from one another. Whether you love to eat, cook, or talk about food, Forage Kitchen has a space for you.
Forage Kitchen's creators, Iso Rabins and Matt Johansen.
Iso Rabins is a chef and the founder of forageSF, The Wild Kitchen, and The Underground Market. Matt Johansen is one of the founders of the Biergarten in Hayes Valley, as well as a longtime Bay Area resident. As aficionados of the San Francisco food scene, cousins Iso and Matt know all too well how challenging it can be to get a food business up and running. After years of working in shared kitchens, they've learned what works and what doesn't. Forage Kitchen was inspired by their eight-year experience as food entrepreneurs, and driven by their need to overcome all the obstacles they faced. Making it easier for others is their goal. More than a kitchen space, Forage Kitchen is a home for anyone who loves food.