Lisette Silva

Lisette has seen firsthand how food can build community, improve well-being and offer entrepreneurial opportunity and it's her mission to make this possible for everyone. She is the Former Head of Cook Operations at Josephine, where she was responsible for food safety training, kitchen inspections, and small business training for hundreds of home cooks across the country. She also serves on the Board of Managers at the Berkeley YMCA.

I support home cooked food sales because my grandmother nourished her family with her delicious cooking. Her skills in the kitchen also served as a way for her to earn additional income to make ends meet, but always under the radar. I want to see others have more financial self-sufficiency using this skill with proper training and without constant fear of legal repercussions.