The 2022 Fellowship Is Now Live!

Julia Braun

Farm-to-Table Chef & Educator
Fall 2012

Julia Braun is a Food Entrepreneur and Certified Kosher Chef based out of Oakland, CA. Following the Urban Adamah Fellowship she founded Hugs & Knishes, a bicycle powered catering company that specializes in Eastern European street foods. In 2014 Julia graduated from Brooklyn’s Center for Kosher Culinary Arts and completed a four-month research trip on Ashkenazi foods and the New York deli. She has returned to the East Bay to launch NOSHLAND, a Jewish Food Workshop that combines catering and Jewish food with culinary educational experiences. You can follow her experiences on her blog: For catering inquiries or information on her Jewish food workshops, contact her at

“My time as a fellow at Urban Adamah was a gift to myself…”
“…I knew that I wanted to build a career around food, but was unsure of exactly what that looked like. The fellowship provided support and structure to do the internal work of creating that vision, as well as an amazing community of people to grow and learn alongside. That support has lasted well after the end of the fellowship, and I find myself constantly grateful for my Urban Adamah experience.”