Come to Dinner

For a Taste of #FarmSanctuaryLife

The San Francisco Pop-Up Dinner is now sold out and tickets will not be available at the door. We hope to see you at a future event.

Join us Friday, May 18 at San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, General’s Residence. Take in panoramic views of Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf and sit down to a four-course Farm Sanctuary Life-themed supper, crafted by Chef Eric Tucker, founder and co-owner of Millennium Restaurant. Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder Gene Baur and a panel of regional thought leaders will explore ways we can each better align with our values; have a mindful relationship with animals; make more conscious food choices; and eat plants for our own health, as well as for the well-being of the planet. All the while, you can savor the fact your night out gives back to Farm Sanctuary’s critical rescue, caregiving, and advocacy work on behalf of farm animals.


  • A four-course plant-based meal crafted by Chef Eric Tucker, founder and co-owner of Millennium Restaurant
  • A conversation about how to live the Farm Sanctuary life
  • VIP tables for personal guest interaction, and receive an exclusive VIP gift bag (snag your VIP seat before we sell out!)
  • Demonstration of Farm Sanctuary’s innovative virtual reality humane education program, featuring virtual interaction with rescued sanctuary residents
  • Beer and wine will be served
  • Receive a free copy of Gene Baur’s bestselling book Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day.

Interested in sponsoring this event?


6 – 6:30 p.m.
Check-in (Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to enter the event; late arrivals not permitted)

6:30 – 9:15 p.m.
Libations, speakers, and dinner and dessert

9:30 p.m.
Event concludes

Crisp Oyster Mushrooms, Wilted Spinach, and Sea Vegetable Salad
ume cherry vinaigrette, citrus furikake, shiso leaf

Chilled Asparagus Soup
baby carrot, shaved fennel and fava bean relish, za’atar oil

Creamy Red Floriani Polenta
pumpkin seed, carrot, and beet Bolognese with gigante beans and smoked portobello mushrooms

Almond Chocolate Torte
cocoa cookie crust, amaretto ganache, almond mousseline, white chocolate mascarpone

Eric Tucker

Eric Tucker is the founding and current chef/co-owner of Millennium Restaurant. He is the principal author of The Millennium Cookbook and The Artful Vegan, both Ten Speed Press. A graduate of The Natural Gourmet Cookery School in NYC, his culinary passion has been to elevate vegetable-based cuisine to the sublime! Millennium’s cuisine can be described as a convergence of many ethnic styles with Northern California sensibilities and contemporary presentation.

Eric is an avid supporter of the local, sustainable agriculture movement as well as an instructor and chair at CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Service) in San Francisco. Eric resides in Oakland and is an avid cyclist, musician, and mycologist.

Photo Credit: Melissa Kaseman


Colleen Holland

Colleen Holland

Colleen Holland

Passionate about media, Colleen Holland is the publisher and co-founder of VegNews Magazine. Since the company's founding in 2000, she has grown the vegan lifestyle brand into an award-winning international media company complete with a flagship magazine, digital properties, events, cookbooks, and global vacations. A graduate of UCLA and the Natural Gourmet Institute culinary school, Colleen is one of just six people worldwide to have been inducted into both the Vegetarian Hall of Fame and the Animal Rights Hall of Fame. A 23-year ethical vegan, she is a die-hard foodie and yogi, and looks forward to this special evening with Farm Sanctuary.

lauren Ornelas

lauren Ornelas

lauren Ornelas

lauren Ornelas is the founder/director of Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), a vegan food justice nonprofit seeking to create a more just world by helping consumers recognize the power of their food choices. F.E.P. works in solidarity with farm workers, advocates for chocolate not sourced from the worst forms of child labor, and focuses on access to healthy foods in communities of color and low-income communities. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 30 years. She is the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization that Viva!UK asked her to start in 1999 and for which she investigated factory farms and ran consumer campaigns. In cooperation with activists across the country, she persuaded Trader Joe’s to stop selling all duck meat and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Pier 1 Imports, and others, and she helped halt the construction of an industrial dairy operation in California. She was also the spark that got the founder of Whole Foods Market to become a vegan. In addition, lauren served as campaign director with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition for six years. Watch her TEDx talk on “The Power of Our Food Choices.” Photo Credit: In Her Image Photography

Michele Simon

Michele Simon

Michele Simon

Michele Simon is a public health attorney with 22 years of experience in food and beverage law and policy. Through her book, articles, and reports, she has written extensively about food and alcohol politics and litigation, and has been involved in a wide range of food and beverage policy efforts. After years of researching and writing about what’s wrong with the food system, Michele decided to offer her services to food and beverage companies trying to do the right thing. In 2016, she founded the Plant Based Foods Association, a trade group representing more than 100 of the nation's leading plant-based foods companies. In addition to her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Michele has a master’s degree in public health from Yale University.


General’s Residence parking map (PDF)

General’s Residence
1 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94109

Event sponsorships allow Farm Sanctuary to continue rescuing farm animals and educating and advocating on their behalf. Your sponsorship will be used to further our lifesaving work. Together, we can create a more compassionate world!

Title Sponsor (1) $10,000.00

  • featured title with the event name
  • (6) complimentary tickets to pop up dinner and premium seating of your choice
  • (6) custom-autographed copies of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
  • private tour for (2) of our sanctuaries of your choosing
  • (2) tickets to Farm Sanctuary’s New York Gala in Oct 2018 (airfare and accommodations not included)
  • name/logo on website, social media mentions, and name/logo on printed materials

Dinner Sponsor (1) $7,500.00

  • exclusive Sponsor logo or name recognition on Menu placed at each seat,
  • (4) complimentary tickets to pop up dinner, premium seating of your choice
  • (4) custom-autographed copies of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
  • a private tour of one of our sanctuaries of your choosing,
  • name/logo on website, social media mentions, and name/logo on printed materials

Cocktail Hour Sponsors (2) $5,000.00

  • exclusive signage during cocktail hour
  • (2) complimentary tickets to pop-up dinner
  • (2) custom-autographed copies of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
  • name/logo on website and printed materials

Table Name Sponsors (5) $2,500.00

  • exclusive table naming and signage to support it
  • (2) complimentary tickets to pop-up dinner
  • (2) copies of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
  • name/Logo on website and printed materials

Gift Bag Sponsors (5)  $1,000.00

  • exclusive signage on gift bags
  • product visibility in (25) limited gift bags entrusted by Farm Sanctuary
  • (2) complimentary tickets to pop-up dinner
  • (2) copies of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
  • name/logo on website and printed materials

Thank you to our event sponsors!

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