REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL ATHENS – Αθήνα

Athens has already hosted two editions of the Refugee Food Festival.

In 2017 and 2018, the event brought together ten restaurants and nine 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.

Athens & Lesbos – Αθήνα & Λέσβος, 2018

Local restaurants in Athens opened their kitchens to refugee chefs for a unique culinary experience. Through set menus or carte blanche, the guest chefs prepared their best culinary creations from their country of origin.

THROWBACK TO REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL ATHENS • 2018

BLUEFISH ATHENS • Seinat Neftalem

JUNE 19th & 20th 2018 • Dinner

Eritrean cuisine with Seinat Naftalem.
For reservations : call +211 311 5555

SEYCHELLES RESTAURANT • Σεϋχέλλες • Mahboubeh Tavakoli

JUNE 19th 2018 • Dinner

Iranian cuisine with Mahboubeh Tavakoli.
For reservations : call +30 21 1183 4789

VASSILENAS (Βασίλαινας Εστιατόριο) • Adel Al Ahmad

JUNE 20th & 21st 2018 • Dinner

Iraqi cuisine with Adel Al Ahmad.

NAN CAFE-RESTAURANT (NAN, Εστιατοριο) • Membres du Nan café-restaurant

JUNE 20th 2018 • Dinner

Multicultural cuisine.

AMA LACHEI AT NEFELI’S (ΑΜΑ ΛΑΧΕΙ) • Barshank Haj Younes

JUNE 21th 2018 • Dinner

Syrian cuisine with Barshank Haj Younes.

MAMA ROUX • Roaa Sabah

JUNE 21th & 22nd 2018 • Lunch & Dinner

Iraqi cuisine with Roaa Sabah.

SCALA VINOTECA • Turia Besbas

JUNE 22th & 24th 2018 • Dinner

Moroccan cuisine with Turia Besbas.

The team!

In 2018, the Refugee Food Festival was organised by volunteers with the support of Food Sweet Food (the founding NGO) and UNHCR local offices, the UN Refugee Agency. In Athens, the festival was made possible by the commitment, enthusiasm and energy of the Athens Insider team !

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THE UNITED NATIONS REFUGEE AGENCY, CO-ORGANIZER OF THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL

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.

WITH THE EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT OF :

Melissa, Network of migrant women in Greece

Greek Council for Refugees, a non- governmental organisation aiming to defend the rights of refugees in Greece.

Options Foodlab, is a community of locals and newcomers, using food and cooking as a catalyst for intercultural exchange, personal growth, and integration.

Solidarity Now, a network of people and organisations whose goal is to assist and support those most affected by the economic and humanitarian crises in Greece.