Udon & Somen Noodle Booth at Nihonmachi Street Festival 2014

It’s that time of year again Yep the Nihonmachi Street Festival is the first weekend of August (2nd and 3rd). Nakayoshi has been running a food booth for several years now. Once again we will be serving hot udon & cold somen. However this year you may also purchase a scoop of curry (my favorite!) to go with your noodles.

This is our largest fundraiser for the year and need all the assistance we can get for another successful run. We will need assistance in preparing and selling udon & somen for both days. Sure it’s lots of work, but we always have a fun time working together and raising money for the organization.

We have two volunteer shifts: 8am-2pm and 12pm-7pm both days. Please note you don’t have to stay for a whole shift as we’re happy with any help you might be able to provide.

As in past years we are having a volunteer orientation to go over food preparation and training. It will be held at Haruka’s house on Friday, July 25 at 7:30pm. It’s optional but highly recommended to familiarize yourselves with our udon & somen and also our preparation steps.

Sign-ups for the volunteer orientation and booth shifts are on our Google spreadsheet here: http://goo.gl/0Vymth  Please remember to bring hats/hairnets and aprons to your shift.

Email us at nakayoshi.ncwnp[at]gmail.com with any questions.

Hope to see you all at our booth at the festival. Some pictures from last year!




Nakayoshi Café is back!

1939823_845383408820378_2074680768_nThe “Nakayoshi Café” is coming back for the Annual Soy & Tofu Festival on Saturday, June 7th in San Francisco’s Japantown (Peace Plaza, Post at Buchanan Streets) to help fundraise for the NichiBei Foundation, publishers of the NichiBei Weekly Japanese American newspaper that will receive 100% of all our proceeds.

The festival will run from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., but volunteers are needed to help from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the kitchen at Konko Church (1909 Bush Street, SF 94115) and/or with selling at our booth.  Please sign up for shifts here.

1230074_10151589832195776_1772900689_n*We kindly ask that all volunteers come prepared with the following: Apron, gloves, closed-toed shoes, long hair tied back, hair-net/hat, and look fab sporting your Nakayoshi T’s!

Don’t miss this opportunity to serve in our community together and give back to a great cause.  Visit our event’s Facebook page to notify us of your plans.  For those unable to volunteer, invite family and friends to try our delicious tofu-filled dishes.  For more information, contact Erika Shimizu at eks003[@]msn.com.

Thanks, and we hope you can make it!

JCCCNC Annual Children’s Day Festival

Children's Day FestivalJoin Nakayoshi and sell spam musubis or make arts & crafts at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)’s Children’s Day Festival this year. Nakayoshi will be operating the spam musubi booth at the annual Kodomo No Hi (Children’s Day) Festival in SF Japantown on Saturday, May 3th, 2014. All proceeds will go toward the JCCCNC.

You have the option (or do both!) of volunteering for the following fun festival booths:
1) Spam Musubi booth/kitchen
— [Shift 1] 8:30am-12:30pm (prep, cook,selling)
— [Shift 2] 12:00pm to 4:00pm (selling, cook, clean-up)

2) Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Arts and Crafts Table
— [Shift 1] 11:00am – 12:30pm
— [Shift 2] 12:30pm – 2:00pm
— [Shift 3] 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Sign up for a shift by following this link:

Spam Musubi Volunteers – Please bring a hat or similar covering for your hair for when you are preparing and handling food. Aprons also recommended.

If you are unable to volunteer but will be at the festival, stop by our booth, say hello and buy our delicious musubis or make beautiful arts & crafts pieces 🙂 Festival runs in Japantown Peace Plaza from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the festival! If you have any questions, please contact Keith Stevens.  Contact details on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/212738675602473/

Nakayoshi Udon and Somen Noodle Booth Fundraiser at Nihonmachi Street Fair, August 3-4, 2013

Nakayoshi Nihomachi Booth


Nakayoshi needs volunteers for our biggest fundraiser of the year, our Udon and Somen Noodle Booth at the Nihonmachi Street Fair! We’ll be at Nihonmachi Streetfair all weekend in San Francisco’s Japantown the weekend of 8/3 and 8/4! We’ll be selling bowls of hot udon and cold somen noodles! Your help in selling and prepping udon and somen would be greatly appreciated. Last year was lots of fun, so please help out if you can!

An optional (but highly recommended!) volunteer orientation/training will be held Thursday, 8/1 at 7pm at Haruka’s house (signups and more info on our Google Doc below).

We will have volunteer shifts both days, from 8am-2pm and 11am-7pm. If you can’t stay for a whole shift, we’re glad to have you for however long you can help us! If you can’t volunteer, then please stop by and buy some delicious noodles and help spread the word!

Sign up for a shift on our Google Doc at: http://goo.gl/LCsx8

Volunteers: Please bring hats/hairnets and aprons!

Questions? E-mail us at nakayoshi.ncwnp#gmail.com

Nakayoshi Fundraiser: Concessions and Dinner at International Karate League Tournament, July 20, 2013

Volunteering in JCCCNC Kitchen

Nakayoshi needs your help with our upcoming fundraiser! We’ve beenasked to provide concessions and serve dinner for participants at the International Karate League Tournament at the JCCCNC on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Please sign up to prep food the night before, bring bake sale items to sell, or help out directly on the day of the tournament! Sign up on our Google Doc at: http://goo.gl/EmYAu

Concessions prep (making spam musubi) will be held at Haruka’s house the evening before on Friday, July 19 (more info on Google Doc)

Bake sale items need to be dropped off on July 20 at JCCCNC by 9:00am (sign up on Google Doc)

Volunteers needed for the following shifts (sign up on Google Doc):
Concessions Booth – Morning Shift (3+ volunteers): 8am-12:30pm
Concessions Booth – Afternoon Shift (3+ volunteers): 12pm-4pm
Kitchen Dinner Prep (6+ volunteers): 12pm-5:30pm
Dinner Service/Cleanup (16+ volunteers): 5pm-9pm

Google Doc Link: http://goo.gl/EmYAu

Dinner Menu:
New England Clam Chowder in Bread Bowl
Vegetarian Chili in Bread Bowl

Please contact Haruka at (415) 203-7002 or haruka[at]gmail[dot]com if you have any questions. Thanks and hope you can help out!

Information on the International Karate League Tournament can be found at:http://ikltournaments.org/download/IKL%202013%20-%20San%20Francisco%20-%20Tournament%20Program.pdf