The third Refugee Food Festival is coming to 14 cities around the world this June and San Francisco will be one of the first US cities to host.
The organization pairs local chefs and refugee chefs together for 5 days of pop-up dinners. For its first stateside activation, the Refugee Food Festival has partnered with the Golden Gate Restaurant Association to drive awareness to programming.
“San Francisco is a great fit as an inaugural Refugee Food Festiva
In SF the following chefs will participate, cooking alongside refugee chefs:
This is not a ticketed event and reservations can be made via each restaurant’s reservation system. A portion of profits from each dinner will be donated to a local organization in the Bay Area promoting integrating refugees into communities.
The Refugee Food Festival is based on the universal values of hospitality and generosity of cooking.
• CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE MAY PERCEIVE REFUGEES •
By creating encounters and highlighting the culinary talent and heritage of refugee chefs.
• FOSTER THE PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION OF REFUGEE CHEFS •
Thanks to a community of committed restaurant owners and citizens.
• BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER •
Around the dinner table, a universal meeting place.
AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT
On the occasion of World Refugee Day commemorated on 20 June, 14 cities in the world are joining forces: ATHENS, PARIS, MADRID, BRUSSELS, AMSTERDAM, FLORENCE, LYON, MARSEILLE, BORDEAUX, LILLE, SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, BOLOGNA and CAPETOWN