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The Joe & Vi Jacobs Center is temporarily closed. To contact Jacobs Center staff, please call 619-527-6161 or email

Kitchens for Good

The Jacobs Center is proud to partner with Kitchens for Good as we evolve our culinary, hospitality, and workforce development offerings in the community.

Kitchens for Good is a social enterprise founded on the idea that kitchens can be drivers for economic and social change for a community, something we couldn’t agree with more.  Kitchens for Good operates the 22,000-square-foot kitchen and event space at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center as well as the full service catering and events company formerly known as True Roots Catering and Jacobs Meetings and Events.

Kitchens for Good does more for the community than serve up delicious meals and design memorable events; they provide culinary and hospitality job training and placement for local residents, create livable wage jobs for graduates of these training programs, and generate revenue that is reinvested into community programs that benefit the Diamond Neighborhoods.

Fill out a catering inquiry form from Kitchens for Good or call 619-450-4040 to book your next meeting or event at one of our unique venues only minutes from downtown San Diego.

Community Room

The Jacobs Center’s Community Room is an inviting space open to organizations and groups looking to host anything from meetings and gatherings, to workshops and small events that in some way benefit the residents of Southeastern San Diego.

Easily accessible and located on the ground floor of the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center, the Community Room has a maximum capacity of 75 and can accommodate up to 19 tables.

To check on the room’s availability, contact Alvenesia Sims at 619-527-6161 x 189 or at Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before contacting us so that we may better assist you.

To apply to book the space, please fill out an application. Due to high volume of applications, please understand this application does not guarantee room reservation.

A dream venue only minutes from downtown.