We’ve been fighting for home cooks’ right to dignified, legal, and profitable work since 2014. Our groundbreaking 2018 home cooking legislation (AB 626) created a new permit for “Microenterprise Home Kitchens”, making California the first state where home cooks can sell all types of prepared foods to the public.
With new legislation passed, we’re expanding our focus to make sure that this new industry is more fair, more equitable, and more impactful than the traditional food and gig industries. We will support cooks directly with education and tools, while continuing our policy leadership and labor organizing on their behalves.
Our work, and this movement, are just beginning.
Food is Made by people.
Cooks we’ve polled in the informal food economy are:
African, Hispanic or Multiracial Descent
First generation immigrants