Founded in 2012, the Sam Vincent Foundation supports our Culinary Inspiration For Youth programs for at-risk youth in the East Bay.

Taught by some of the Bay Area’s finest local chefs, our FREE programs offer a safe, encouraging and inspiring environment where youth learn culinary skills, respectful team building, self-confidence and healthy food choices.

Your tax-deductible contributions to our nonprofit keep our mission alive and are greatly appreciated.

Our

Mission

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The Sam Vincent Foundation’s Culinary Inspiration For Youth program encourages and inspires at-risk youth to believe in their dreams — and often, to recognize that they even have a personal dream.

Since 2014 we have inspired more than 100 youth (each year adding close to 20 more) and have watched them leave our programs with great pride in their acquired knowledge and newfound self-confidence.

Along with our own programs, we give a yearly donation to a like-minded nonprofit that encourages and inspires local youth.

About

Sam

From a very early age, Sam Vincent knew his passion and purpose — and was able to accomplish so many of his dreams in the short time he was here.

Attending a youth cooking school in a small B&B in Arles, France one summer led to a job at the school the following year. When he returned, he began his career working in some of the finest restaurants in the Bay Area.

The Culinary Inspiration For Youth program replicates the loving support from friends and family that surrounded and inspired Sam. We look forward to inspiring more youth every semester. In this, we know we make Sam proud.

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Photos of our

Latest class

Also see past classes back to 2014.

Fall 2023

 

Events


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Since 2013 the Sam Vincent Foundation has put on an annual benefit show to raise money for our cause. We are eternally grateful for all the support and love we receive at this incredible event. The following bands have put their time and energy into our mission:

S.T.D.
WILD BOYS
BAD COYOTES

RECKLESS
13 SCARS
POWER

FANG
HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS
LECHEROUS GAZE

EDGE CITY RUINS
CATASTROPHE
BONECRUSHER

BLAZING EYE
CHAR-MAN
STAY SCARED

WARKRIME
ISAAC ROTHER & THE PHANTOMS
CRONANDER

 B-SIDE BRUJAS

 

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