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David Kinch's Mind of a Chef Won an Emmy; La Cocina's Online Auction Has Amazing Offers

Plus, the JCCSF is hosting several food talks and Taste of the City is this week

David Kinch and Gabrielle Hamilton
David Kinch and Gabrielle Hamilton
Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

LOS GATOS — David Kinch (Manresa), Gabrielle Hamilton, and The Mind of a Chef team won Outstanding Culinary Host at this year’s Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Kinch is now super decorated with three Michelin stars, four Chronicle stars, a James Beard award, an Emmy and so much more. [EaterWire]

SAN FRANCISCO — La Cocina, the local nonprofit dedicated to cultivating low income food entrepreneurs, may have canceled its annual street food fair, but its online auction is up and running, and local chefs did not disappoint with donations. One-of-a-kind experiences like airfare, lodgings, and dinner at Shaya in New Orleans, a total takeover of Alamo Drafthouse, a Brandon Jew-led Chinatown tour with dinner at Mister Jiu’s, and much more are on offer. The last chance to bid is Tuesday, May 10 at 5 p.m., so head here to do that. [EaterWire]

PRESIDIO HEIGHTS — The JCCSF has partnered with the SF Film Society for a “Food on Film” series of screenings and conversations. On Wednesday, May 4, Dominique Crenn and Chef’s Table director Andrew Fried and show creator David Gelb will be on hand, and Wednesday, June 1 will be Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski (State Bird Provisions, The Progress). Separately from that partnership, Eric Ripert will be there for a talk on Sunday, May 22. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET — Taste of the City is happening for the second year this Thursday, May 5 at San Francisco City Hall with chefs from Alta, Bar Agricole, Cadence, Fogo de Chao, Ozumo, Starbelly, The Progress, Tosca Cafe, and more providing the food. The evening benefits Project Open Hand, a nonprofit that provides meals to seniors and critically ill people; get your ticket here. [EaterWire]