Taste of Microfinance
Benefiting Opportunity Fund


Join us for an evening of food, drinks, fun, community-building, and the chance to engage with and support local entrepreneurs!

Taste of Microfinance celebrates entrepreneurship in Los Angeles and the impact on entrepreneurs, their families, and our neighborhoods. Be part of our growing community of supporters, partners, and friends as we join together for a food tasting featuring cuisine from renowned "Opportunity Funded" chef entrepreneurs.' 

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
6 PM - 9 PM
SmogShoppe, Culver City

Individual Ticket: $75
Earlybird: $65 - until 4/7!

Host Committee Packets Available from $75 - $1,000 
See options and benefits below

Join the Host Commitee!

The Whole Empanada - $1,000
- 15 tickets to event
- Name listed on Taste of Microfinance website
- Recognition in e-mail invitations and social media
- Recognition on signage at event
- Invitation to pre-event VIP reception
- Special gift bag offered to you and your guests


Slider Supreme - $750
- 10 tickets to event
- Name listed on Taste of Microfinance website
- Recognition in e-mail invitations and social media
- Recognition on signage at event
- Invitation to pre-event VIP reception

Taco Grande - $450
- 6 tickets to event
- Name listed on Taste of Microfinance website
- Recognition in e-mail invitations and social media
- Recognition on signage at event
- Invitation to pre-event VIP reception

Le Macaron - $300
- 4 tickets to event
- Name listed on Taste of Microfinance website
- Recognition in e-mail invitations and social media
- Recognition on signage at event
- Invitation to pre-event VIP reception

Los Amigos - $75*
- 1 tickets to event
- Name listed on Taste of Microfinance website
- Recognition in e-mail invitations and social media

* Hosts who purchase Los Amigos are asked to get at least 5 friends to come with them. You will be given a $10 friends discount code to extend to your network.

Wondering what to expect?

Expect enough tasty food to fill you up; great drinks and cocktails to wash it all down; and the company of a fabulous group of people who believe—like you—that microfinance offers a hand up to those in need and is a cause worth celebrating.

This event features cuisine from talented chef entrepreneurs, all of whom used an Opportunity Fund microloan to launch or grow their businesses!

Tasting Menu

All of our chef entrepreneurs used an Opportunity Fund loan to grow their business.

Los Balcones:
Taste authentic Peruvian cuisine with modern flair from L.A.’s preeminent Peruvian restaurant.

Coolhaus: Fun-flavored ice cream scoops on cookies make for delicious ice cream sandwiches, plus they’re Coolhaus-certified Farchitecturally (Food + Architecture)-sound.

Ricky's Fish Tacos: Taste what all the rage is about. We’ll serve up Ricky’s famous fish tacos on fresh corn tortillas with cabbage, homemade crema, and pico de gallo salsa.

Mess Hall Canteen: Winners of Food Truck Face Off are rocking a military theme, and benefiting veterans! Mess Hall Canteen is a gourmet food truck serving delicious grilled sandwich, taco, "mac," and more!

Sugarbird Sweets and teas: It’s always time for teatime! Chef Kei’s delicious little scones and tea are a perfect, sweet palate cleanser.

#EatDrinkGive with @OpportunityFund at #TasteofMicrofinance

For Sponsorship and Host Committee opportunities, please contact Iosefa Alofaituli iosefa@opportunityfund.org

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