REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL BOLOGNA

For the first time in 2018, the menu of some of our favorite restaurants in Bologna has been enriched with dishes imagined and prepared by refugee cooks, for four-handed menus or tasty white cards.

The Refugee Food Festival showcases the skills of the guest chefs and offers participants the chance to feast on demanding, original and meaningful menus.

Bologna 2019

The Refugee Food Festival is coming back to Bologna next June, for the second edition!
Several restaurants of this gastronomic Italian city will welcome talented refugee chefs, for new collaborations!

Stay tuned ! More information will come soon …

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Bologna 2018

In June 2018, the city of Bologna hosted the Refugee Food Festival for the first time.

Three local restaurants welcomed four refugee chef to discover flavors from Mali, Irak and Palestine.

THROWBACK TO THE REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL BOLOGNA • 2018

LA FATTORIA DI MASANIELLO • Osama Shorbaji & Emad

June 26th • Dinner

Founded by the social cooperative La Formica, La Fattoria di Masaniello promotes the work integration of disadvantaged people and uses products from agricultural and organic farms. For the occasion, guests chefs Osama and Emad prepared an exceptional four hands dinner!

LA SVOLTA • Mori & Minamba

June 27th • Dinner

For this dinner, Mori, an asylum seeker hosted in one of the reception center of Arca di Noè who is being trained in La Svolta as a sous-chef, prepared some Malian cuisine specialities.

AL BINERI • Osama Shorbaji & Emad

June 29th • Dinner

Al Binèri is much more than a restaurant: it is an innovative project of the social cooperative Arca, which supports the social and working integration of asylum seekers and refugees in Bologna. For this occasion, guests chefs Osama and Emad will prepare an exceptional four hands dinner!

The team

“The reason why I decided to organise the Refugee Food Festival in Bologna, the city where I live, concerns my daily life. Every day, thanks to my work, I meet many refugees and asylum seekers who work hard to create a new life in a new country, starting from scratch. What I have learned from all of this is that, beyond any categorisation, there are people with talents, abilities and attitudes in need of emergence. And the most important thing to know is that it’s not just about “helping” the refugees! It is the common effort of a civil society that gives people the opportunity to be what they are or would like to be: artists, tailors, metalworkers, artisans… chefs!”
Emanuela, RFF Bologna, 2018.

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Bologna’ committed restaurants

In 2018, some of our favorite addresses in Bologna have open their kitchens to refugee chefs, for a tasty and supportive edition!

Throughout Bologna, you could found a varied program and gourmet menus prepared by talented chefs.

In 2018, alcuni di quelli dei nostri ristorante bolognese preferiti apriranno le loro cucine agli chef rifugiati, per un’edizione sempre più gustosa e solidale!

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WITH THE EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT OF :

Arca di Noè, a social cooperative working with a team of professionals in four areas to promote social inclusion: job placement, reception and integration, environment and services.

Comune Di Bologna

The Metropolitan City of Bologna

SPRAR, the Protection System for asylum seekers and refugees.

Bologna Cares!the communication campaign of the project SPRAR,

ASP city of Bologna, which designs and manages social and socio-health services for the elderly, children and families, adults in difficulty and immigrants, with a view to a continuous improvement of services to citizens and network work.