Sensiba San Filippo LLP Supports Food Entrepreneurs

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF), a leading Northern California-based CPA and business consulting firm, is proud to announce its sponsorship of La Cocina's Third Annual Food and Entrepreneurship Conference being held in San Francisco, on August 18, 2013.

This one-day food conference, featuring national panelists, is an educational component to La Cocina's Fifth Annual San Francisco Street Food Festival on Saturday, August 17, 2013. The SF Street Food Festival is one of the largest food events in the Bay Area with over 80,000 attendees. The Annual Food and Entrepreneurship Conference typically brings an additional 500 attendees focused on learning about food entrepreneurship.

"We are honored to be partnering with an organization as impactful as La Cocina. This partnership is an important reflection of our firm's values and our focus on supporting the communities in which we live and work," says Karen Burns, Assurance Partner, Sensiba San Filippo LLP.

Karen Burns, Sensiba San Filippo's Food and Beverage practice leader will be a featured speaker on Sunday, August 18, addressing best practices for small business owners growing a food business.

"We are delighted to be working with Karen Burns and the Sensiba San Filippo team in support of our organization and our mission to serve low income food entrepreneurs as they grow their business," says Caleb Zigas, Executive Director, La Cocina.

For more information and to purchase tickets to attend the San Francisco Food and Entrepreneurship Conference visit,

About Sensiba San Filippo

Sensiba San Filippo LLP is a multi-service regional public accounting, tax and consulting firm that brings actionable business solutions to its clients through its unique brand of service, industry-specific knowledge, technical expertise and its SSF Market Insights publications. Sensiba San Filippo's offices are located in San Mateo, San Jose, Pleasanton, and Morgan Hill. The firm is also a member of Kingston Sorel International (KSI), an international association of affiliate accounting firms that they leverage to support their clients' global business needs in over 59 countries. Visit Sensiba San Filippo's website at

About La Cocina

La Cocina works with low-income women and immigrant entrepreneurs as they launch and grow successful food businesses. The organization's vision is for program participants to become self-sufficient and contribute to the economy by doing what they love to do. By providing affordable, shared, commercial kitchen space, and an array of industry-specific support, La Cocina supports 30 to 40 businesses each year; those businesses, in turn, generate an estimated $2,000,000 in local revenue. Visit La Cocina's website at

CONTACT: Marisha Chinsky Makovsky 212.508.9654 Elisabeth Au-Yeung Sensiba San Filippo LLP 925.271.8700 eauyeung@ssfllp.comSource:Sensiba San Filippo LLP