About 12 Tribes

12 Tribes brings together authentic kosher cuisine and the San Francisco Bay Area’s renowned food culture in the best seasonal, mostly organic and regionally sourced catering available. We are socially and environmentally responsible. Our clients become partners and friends.”           

- Rebecca Joseph, Founder


What we offer:

12 Tribes Catering - Private, communal and corporate events for groups of 10-250 with creative menus using the best quality, freshest ingredients. Personalized, professional, and friendly service lets you focus on your guests.

12 Tribes Travelers - Weekday, Shabbat and holiday meals for individuals and small groups visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. Menus change seasonally. Delivery available.

12 Tribes Consulting - Expert coaching and group training for business owners, event planners and chefs for adding or improving kosher services, Jewish gastronomy, weddings and other life cycle events.

Tips for Making Kosher Work in Your Catering Business by Rebecca Joseph for Catersource.

We love what we do – that is, making kosher delicious, pleasurable and easy for you!


About Our Founder:

Rebecca Joseph, has always been known for fabulous food and hospitality. She catered her first gourmet dinner party as an undergraduate at Swarthmore College. It was her 18th birthday and there were more than 50 guests. Becky went on to work as personal chef in Boulder, CO and considered culinary school before starting the PhD program in anthropology that led her to Indonesia. During her three years there, she learned traditional cooking and farming techniques from Javanese women.  Some time later, the National Park Service called on her to address conflicts between between federal land managers and community garden members, farmers, fisherman, foragers, and ranchers. Always, she was cooking while community building. Becky was a founding member of Hazon’s first Tuv Ha’Aretz CSA, served on its coordinating committee and on the executive committee of the first Jewish food movement conference. She’s the creator of The Parve Baker, the original dairy-free, kosher baking blog and a contributor to The Jew and the Carrot. She might be the only working chef with rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Her chocolate babka is legendary.


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