OUR GOALS

 


BORN FROM A CITIZEN INITIATIVE, THE REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL IS AN ITINERANT PROJECT, DEVELOPED BY THE FOOD SWEET FOOD ASSOCIATION WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE UN AGENCY FOR REFUGEES, WHICH PROPOSES TO OPEN THE KITCHENS OF RESTAURANTS TO REFUGEE CHEFS, FOR A UNITING AND GOURMET FESTIVAL.

BEYOND THE FESTIVAL, WE DEVELOP ACTIVITIES WHICH ENABLE THE PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION OF REFUGEES THROUGH FOOD.

CHANGE

Perceptions around the welcoming of refugees and on the refugee status.

ACCELERATE

The socio-professional integration of refugee cooks through training and a community of committed chefs and restaurant owners.

MOBILIZE

Civil society, and get citizens together around the dinner table, universal place of peace and equality.

FESTIVALS

The Refugee Food Festival is an annual itinerant event, aiming to change views on the refugee status, foster socio-professional integration through food and mobilize civil society by getting citizens together, around the dinner table, universal place of  peace and equality.

Go back to previous editions
The 2016 and 2017 editions brought together 15 European cities, 20,000 committed citizens, more than a hundred chefs and restaurants.
Refugee Food Festival 2018
Discover the program for June 2018: Paris, Lille, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Amsterdam, Athens, Bologna, Brussels, Madrid, Cape Town, NYC, San Francisco!
Be a part of the movement
You want to organize a Refugee Food Festival or join an existing team? Contact us to consult the methodological kit we developed with the support of the innovation unit of UNHCR.
OUR ACTIVITIES

Beyond the annual festival, we are developing activities that support the professional integration of the festival’s cooks: catering services, culinary events, cooking shows, cooking workshops, conferences and testimonials.

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CATERING SERVICES

Through catering services and cooking events (cooking shows, workshops and cooking classes), the festival's chefs offer original and meaningful culinary experiences.

OUR RESTAURANT: LA RÉSIDENCE

Restaurant and training place dedicated to refugee chefs in the heart of Ground Control, Paris (12). Every 2 to 6 months, La Résidence welcomes a new refugee chef in France, to take the lead of the restaurant.

THE REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL IN SCHOOL CANTEENS

Beyond the festival, we want to raise awareness and help our chefs integrate socio-professionally, through food and the valorization of culinary heritage.

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ALGANESH TADESE

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HUSSAM KHODARY

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HANNIBAL TEWELDE

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MAGDA GEGENAVA

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SARA UNATU

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AHMED ALKARKOSHI

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MOHAMMAD ELKHALDY

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NABIL ATTAR

OUR BENEFICIARIES' VOICES
THE REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL
A FEW KEY FIGURES
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Committed citizens
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Supported chefs
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Great cities
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Participating restaurants

GIVE YOUR SUPPORT

TO HELP CHANGE PERCEPTIONS ABOUT REFUGEES AND FOSTER THEIR SOCIO-PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION

BECOME A PARTNER

JOIN US TO HELP DEVELOP OUR ACTIONS AND STRENGTHEN OUR IMPACT

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

YOU CAN TAKE ACTIONS TO HELP REFUGEES INTEGRATE AND PROMOTE THEIR TALENTS

The Refugee Food Festival is a citizens’ initiative created by Food Sweet Food and supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.