Bolinas Crab Feast

crab 2014 posterDoors open 6:30pm, Dinner at 7pm, $45 pp

A fantastic Crab Dinner cooked by local Bolinas Chefs collaberating together: Blue Mason Catering, Humble Kitchen, Food for Families, Wild Onion Catering and Barbary Coast Bistro.

HIGH TIDE BLUES will be rocking the house with Michael Pinkham, Dylan Squires, Danny Vitali & Ethan Okamura… Bring your dancing shoes!!!

This is a fundraiser for the Bolinas Community Center Kitchen Remodel Project.  Tickets ($45/pp) go on sale Monday January 6th 2014, please visit the BCC office (14 Wharf Road) or call (415) 868-2128 to purchase your (soon-to-sell-out) tickets. For more information on the event or to volunteer please email

For more info on the Bolinas Community Center Kitchen Remodel keep reading:



Phase 1

The Community Center is working with a commercial kitchen consultant and the Marin County Environmental Health Department to attain commercial kitchen status to better serve the community of Bolinas.

Improvements & processes completed to date 1/22/14:

New plumbing, installation of janitor’s sink and remodel of janitor’s room in compliance with the Environmental Health Dept. $4,500

Purchase of commercial refrigerator. $2,472

Purchase & Installation of 3 new stainless steel commercial sinks, copper plumbing, repair of sub floor and sheetrock, removal of old cabinets, install FRP wall paneling, purchase and installation of one stainless steel chefs work table. $7,200

Creation and submittal of required architectural drawings. $532

Upgrade of ceiling lighting. $500

Payment to consultant for fees. $2,000

Still to do:

Purchase and install new 10 ft stainless steel hood, this includes; 18 gauge all welded steel duct from hood to roof, 18 gauge all steel welded roof jack for the exhaust and air blowers, stainless steel wall lining from the floor to hood, removal of existing stove and surrounding cabinetry, all welded duct to blower transition, UL rated and fire code approved exhaust blower. Demolition and disposal of old hood system.  $12,900

Upgrade existing gas line to 1 ½ inch pipe to code. $1,000

Upgrade Ansel Fire Suppression System. $2,500

Attain necessary permits for stove and hood installation. $2,500

Kitchen Equipment Donated:

6 Burner, 2 Oven Imperial Stove, donated by June & Alex Kleider. $5,000                    

Commercial refrigerator, donated by Susie Tompkins Buell. $1,500

Various new kitchen cookware and utensils, donated by Max Brimhall and Julia Maxwell. $1,000

Funding, requested and received or denied:

2011 – Stinson Bolinas Community Fund, requested $2,472 received $1,250 used for commercial refrigerator, balance from Bolinas Community Center General Fund.

2012 – Stinson Bolinas Community Fund, requested $2,250, received same, used for sink installation project.

2013 -Marin County Block Grant, requested $19,499.12 for hood project, denied.

2013 -Lowe’s Foundation for kitchen project, requested (max) $5,000, denied.