Events

Hodo Soy hosts monthly events, ranging from tofu-making classes to lectures, food booths and demos on tofu applications.  All events will be announced here.

Oakland Restaurant Week  Jan 15-25, 2015 

“Farm to Factory to Fork”   Oakland’s Thriving Food & Beverage Industry

Oakland, CA — On Thursday, January 15, the City of Oakland and Visit Oakland will sponsor a panel presentation and discussion called “From Farm to Factory to Fork.” The panel will feature four of Oakland’s leading food production entrepreneurs discussing the making of quality products and how these locally inspired and innovative products make their way to the chefs’ tables. The free event, which coincides with Oakland Restaurant Week, will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Lungomare restaurant, 1 Broadway in Jack London Square.

The panel will include the following food industry leaders from prominent Oakland companies, including:

• Bob Klein, Co-Founder of Community Grains in North Oakland
• Bronwen Hana-Kopi, President of Belcampo Meat Co. in the Jack London District
• Minh Tsai, Founder & CEO of West Oakland’s Hodo Soy
• Mike Bradley, President of Veronica Foods/EV Olive Oil headquartered in Embarcadero Cove
 

Oakland’s food and beverage economy continues its exponential growth.Between 2008 and 2013, the number of restaurants and bars in Oakland grew by 186 percent. The growth of Oakland’s dining and entertainment scene and the popularity of menus featuring locally-produced food & beverages has been a boon for the city’s food and beverage production industry, which had total gross sales revenues of over $1billion in 2014. An Oakland Food Economic Cluster Report providing insight into the local Oakland food economy will be released at the event.

Registration is required and the event is expected to sell out. To register, please contact Margot Lederer Prado at mprado@oaklandnet.com or (510) 238-6766.

 

Tasting Demos

Hodo also regularly provides taste samplings of our products at your local grocery stores and Costco.   Come for a taste and learn ways to cook with tofu.  Here’s our schedule of upcoming tasting demos:

Folsom, - Saturday – Monday, Jan 31-Feb 2 – all store open hours
Livermore, Saturday – Monday, Feb 7-9 – all store open hours
Sunnyvale, Saturday – Monday, Feb 14-16 – all store open hours
Rohnert Park,  Saturday – Monday, Feb 21-23 – all store open hours
Santa Rosa, Saturday – Monday, Feb 28 – Mar 2 all store open hours

Tour the Hodo Soy Beanery

(Alert!  We’re currently taking a break from our Beanery Tours as we go through some facility upgrades.  We’ll keep you posted here on the Events Page when we are able to offer the tours again.  In the meantime, if you are curious about sampling Hodo Tofu and talking with one of our knowledgeable Brand Ambassadors, try to make it to a tasting or special event listed on this page or visit us at one of our Farmers’ Market stands on Saturdays, 8am-2pm at the Ferry Building in San Francisco or Sundays, 9am-1pm on California Ave. in Palo Alto!)

We welcome visitors to come watch Hodo Soy’s artisans at work and to taste their creations fresh off the line.  Hodo runs monthly tours of our Beanery.   We share the art of making tofu.  We hope that by opening up our facility to the public for tours, our community will gain a deeper connection to where their food comes from.
production floor

Beanery tours are one hour long and led by our tofu experts.  In addition the tour includes:

  • a short video introduction from Minh Tsai, our Tofu Master
  • Observe the production of tofu and yuba process through the viewing window
  • Sample a delicious array of our products
  • Once a month opportunity to purchase direct from the Beanery our freshly-made products

We generally hold our public tours on the First Friday of the month.   Tour times are 10:30 -11:30 a.m. However, we are currently CLOSED for tours until further notice, for facility upgrades.  To purchase a ticket ($12) to an upcoming tour, click here or call 510-464-2977 X 2003 to reserve a spot.  Tickets and reservations must be made 48 hours in advance of the tour.

Please note that we accept only cash and checks for purchases made during the tour.  Also, there are no restrooms available to the public at the Beanery. We apologize for the inconvenience.  For directions to the Beanery, please click here.

Private Tours and Classes

We are happy to schedule a private tour for your restaurant or for a class group of 10 or more. Please contact events@hodosoy.com for more information. Please note: We are currently CLOSED for tours due to facility upgrades.