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We’re proud to include the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California-San Francisco as a generous supporter of our symposium.

Located at the historic United Nations Plaza in San Francisco, where 65 years ago the Charter of the United Nations was signed to mark the birth of the famed organization, the International Culinary School will host our 2010 symposium on Filipino cuisine. Its state-of-the-art kitchens and new restaurant lie at the heart of San Francisco, in view of City Hall and within steps from the Civic Center BART and Muni station.

Filipino farm workers were critical to the early success of California’s agricultural industry, and Northern California remains home to the most concentrated community of Filipinos outside of Metro Manila.

The San Francisco Bay Area, long recognized as one of the premier culinary capitals of the world, leads the way in food culture and politics. With its historic neighborhoods and diverse communities, its culinary artisans and specialty agriculture, its renowned restaurants and universities, our city is the ideal setting for this important conference on the future of Filipino flavors.

We encourage all attendees to use public transportation. As a hub for BART subway lines, and numerous MUNI trains and buses, the Civic Center is highly accessible by public transport.

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California-San Francisco

10 United Nations Plaza (1130 Market St.)

San Francisco, CA 94102


This year’s symposium will be taking place in the 10 United Nations Building at 1130 Market Street, behind the fountain on the northern side of Market near the corner of 7th Street. Look for the “Art Institute of California” in large letters on the side of the building. The International Culinary School is located on the 6th floor.



Take BART or MUNI trains to the Civic Center Station in San Francisco. Proceed up the stairs or escalators at the north exits. We’re located on Market near the corner of 7th, right behind the fountain.

Muni bus lines 5, 6, 9, 14 19, 21, 31, 45, 47 and 71 all stop within 2 blocks.



If you are driving, there are two outdoor parking lots on 8th Street, between Market and Mission. There is also a covered parking garage, located at the SOMA Grand, accessible from Mission Street, between 7th and 8th. Parking costs approximately $10 per day. Please be advised that parking may be extremely difficult to find.


Please be aware that Sunday morning is the annual Bay to Breakers run. Certain downtown San Francisco streets will be closed during the morning of May 16. Expect heavy traffic, along with general revelry and creative costumes.