Sept 22 SFGFF presents: CAFETERIA MAN with Chef Tony Geraci & the Edible Schoolyard

Bad school food meets its match! Join the SF Green Film Festival, MLK Jr. Middle School, and the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley for a special screening of the award-winning documentary Cafeteria Man with chef Tony Geraci.

  • Learn first-hand from star Tony Geraci about the success of Cafeteria Man and what's possible. Tony was recently named as one of the top 20 most influential food service directors in America, and is now running the Memphis school food program, serving 100,000 students.


  • Get inspired to improve the school food program in your school or district.


  • Tour the place where the healthier school food movement began in the 1990's with the Edible Schoolyard, a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom established by chef and activist Alice Waters through the Chez Panisse Foundation.

Cafeteria Man

Saturday, September 22
Doors open at 2:00 PM, screening at 2:30 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Auditorium
1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
FREE - youth/students/educators
$5 - $10 - sliding scale for general admission

Tickets for youth, students and educators are free but please reserve your seats in advance.

If your group is 10 or more, please contact Margaret Pointdexter on (415) 602-7005 or [email protected].

All proceeds support the year-round educational outreach programs of the SF Green Film Festival.

CLICK HERE to download an event poster for your school or group noticeboard [PDF]

Cafeteria Man is a story of positive movement that shows what's possible in our nation's schools. It's about the aspiration of activists and citizens coming together to change the way kids eat at school. It's about overhauling a dysfunctional nutritional system. And, it's the story of what it takes, and who it takes, to make solutions happen.

Cafeteria ManLeading the charge to replace pre-plated, processed foods with locally-grown, freshly-prepared meals is Tony Geraci, food-service director for the city's public schools in Baltimore, Maryland. A charismatic chef from New Orleans, Geraci's bold vision includes school vegetable gardens, student-designed meals, meatless Mondays, and nutrition education in the classroom.

Featuring Michael Pollan, First Lady Michelle Obama, and White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass.

The film is directed by Emmy award-winner Richard Chisolm. The film is 65 minutes and suitable for middle school students and above.

The star of the film, Tony Geraci, will be present for a discussion after the screening. The screening and discussion will be followed by tours of the Edible Schoolyard garden and kitchen, which is attached to the MLK Jr. Middle School - plus a food demo with Chef Tony!

Co-sponsored by Specialty Studios.