OWNER OF BI-RITE AND FOUNDER OF 18 REASONS
Under the leadership of second-generation owner Sam Mogannam since 1998, the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses has grown to include two neighborhood Markets, a world-renowned Creamery and solar-powered ice cream truck, a full-service catering operation, a three-acre Sonoma farm, and the new Bi-Rite Cafe at Civic Center Plaza, a fun, lively outdoor gathering space where anyone can sit outside to enjoy one of the city’s most beautiful open spaces while enjoying nourishing, delicious food.
The Bi-Rite family also includes 18 Reasons, a nonprofit community cooking school which teaches more than 7,000 Bay Area residents every year how to shop, cook and enjoy good food. 18 Reasons hosts classes and dinners at the 18th Street classroom every night of the week, and also runs a Cooking Matters program which offers classes for free to low-income kids, teens, and adults throughout the Bay Area.
To learn more or to donate visit: 18reasons.org