REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam has already hosted two editions of the Refugee Food Festival. In June 2017 and 2018, the two editions brought together 14 restaurants and 11 talented refugee chefs, to change our perceptions around the welcoming of refugees and their status, and of course, to make people discover flavors from elsewhere.
This is the beginning of a great adventure: collaborations between chefs gave wonderful dishes !
From 20th – 24th June, the city of Amsterdam welcomed the Refugee Food Festival for the second year in a row.
On this occasion, six refugee chefs took the helm of five restaurants’ kitchens, to offer special menus co-prepared with the restaurants’ usual chefs, allowing Amsterdam’s culinary scene to thrive off Syrian and Iraqi flavours.
Marine and Maria were leading the organisation of the festival from A to Z! In Amsterdam, the organisation of the Refugee Food Festival was made possible thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm and energy of these two project holders, their wonderful team of volunteers and UNHCR Netherlands!
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The United Nations Refugee Agency plays a fundamental role in the development of each local festival. UNHCR also ensures the protection of refugee leaders by providing expertise.