Community Hub, Slanted Door Restaurant
The Embarcadero, San Francisco,

San Francisco restaurant mogul Charles Phan knows a thing or two about gathering people—mostly around a steaming bowl of pho. But Charles has lived through his share of disasters, and is prepared to take action in the event of an emergency.

It doesn’t matter if it’s good times or bad times, we all need to eat. It’s a natural fit for chefs to stand up to help (in an emergency).

What I would offer:

Bottle of spirits

Gathering Place

“In an emergency, you need to have a place to gather—a community center. I don’t have a church to go to, but I have my restaurants.”

Onions, ginger and other vegetables


“In the event of a disaster, chefs get together. I do a lot of charity cooking. It’s a way to give back. And I know how to cook for large numbers of people.”

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