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Our Story

Before she was the founder of Homeroom, Erin Wade got home from a long day as an attorney when she was hit with a craving for mac and cheese. She pulled out her dad’s family recipe and started cooking. That homemade mac changed the course of her life — and others’.


Erin set out to open the kind of restaurant she wished she could’ve dined at that night. She boxed up her law degree and committed to chasing her crazy, delicious dream of opening a mac and cheese-focused restaurant.


It was truly a labor of love — Homeroom opened its doors on Valentine’s Day 2011 in Oakland with lines out the door. It’s become a favorite eatery among Bay Area locals and visitors alike, serving up made-to-order mac and providing a different way of doing business.

a labor of love

Our Team

Brand Director

Alli Battistelli

Brand Director

Concise confidence with a penchant for tidiness and order. 

Operations Manager

Jessica Kanat

Operations Manager

Leads with a smile and makes it fun.

General Manager

Eyoiel Adeda

General Manager

Always a giver who tries to give more than he receives.

Marketing + Community Manager

Courtney Tarnow

Marketing + Community Manager

Curious mind with a creative edge.

General Manager

Juwan Mims

General Manager

Always lends a helping hand, while rocking his signature Carhartt.

General Manager

Betty Nesbitt

General Manager

”Jill of all trades” who leads with kindness and care.

Homeroom team, at Homeroom To Go

We balance the needs of the guest, the team and the company.

Good for all

Everybody feels welcome. We embrace diversity at every level and stand against intolerance.


We’re committed to being the best at everything we do.

Be the best​

Our Values

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