REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL BRUSSELS

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

In 2017 and 2018, 13 restaurants and 14 refugee chefs took part in the festival, in order to change the way this status is viewed, and make people discover flavors from elsewhere.

In 2019, the Refugee Food Festival is coming back in Brussels next June ! Stay tuned !

Brussels 2019

The Refugee Food Festival returns to Brussels in June 2019 for the 3rd year in a row!
A dozen of restaurants will host talented refugee leaders, for unprecedented collaborations!

Stay tuned ! More information will come soon …

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Brussels 2018

From June 17th to 21st, seven restaurants in Brussels entrusted their kitchens to refugee chefs for a unique and delicious experience. Four hands menus or carte blanche: this cooking collaboration allowed more than 800 people to discover flavors from elsewhere. Talented refugee chefs were able to introduce their cultural and culinary heritage to the guests around the table, a place of universal peace and equality.

THROWBACK TO REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL BRUSSELS • 2018

CABERDOUCHE • Omar & Shahla Alshawi

JUNE 17th – Brunch

This cosy restaurant welcomed Omar & Shahla Alshawi for a delicious Syrian brunch. For the occasion, Syrian chefs were able to introduce their food specialties: salads, mezze and other amazing recipes.

CHEZ FRANZ • Abdellbaset Alheeshan

JUNE 18th – Dinner

At Franz, a little charming restaurant, guest chef Abdellbaset Alheeshan cooked a Syrian dinner.

LE MESS Majid Akbari

JUNE 19th and 21st – Lunch & Dinner

Le Mess welcomed Majid Akbari, Iranian chef, on June 19th and 21st for unique lunches and dinners! Guests were able to discover a fine and tasty cuisine and unknown Iranian specialties.

HORTENSE & HUMUS • Cyrille Sowanou Kodjo

JUNE 20th and 21st – Dinner

The restaurant welcomed Cyrille Sowanou Kodjo for a delicious menu.

RACINES BRUXELLES • Abdulrahman Al-Jasem

JUNE 20th – Dinner

The restaurant Racines Brussels welcomed Abdulrahman Al-Jasem for a great Syrian menu!

LE LOCAL • Munir Zaitouni

JUNE 20th – Dinner

For the Refugee Food Festival, and on this World Refugee Day, Le Local welcomed Munir Zaitouni. They realised a delicious collaboration for an amazing Syrian menu.

CHEZ RICHARD • Elias Edlbi

JUNE 21st – Closing Party

This cosy bar and restaurant welcomed Elias Edlbi for a special mixology evening that will make you travel! Elias realised amazing cocktails with Syrian flavours and spices! A true discovery, for some original and delicious cocktails.

Brussels 2017

In June 2017, the menus of some of our favorite restaurants in Brussels was enriched with dishes imagined and prepared by refugee chefs : carte blanche, collaborations, lunch, dinner, brunch …

A greedy and supportive initiative to highlight the talents of the refugee chefs and make people discover the best of Syrian, Iranian, Somali and Afghan cuisine …

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THROWBACK TO REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL BRUSSESL • 2017
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OFICINA • Syrian cuisine with Abdell Baset

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RESTO HENRI • Iraqi cuisine with Amer Mohsen

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GRAMM RESTAURANT • Iranian cuisine with Ali Chamani

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RACINES BRUXELLES • Iraqi cuisine with Ahmed Alkarkoshi

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RECYCLART • Kurdish cuisine with Seyed Samadi

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LES FILLES, IXELLES • Somalian cuisine with Ifrah Daha

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CIPIACE • Palestinian cuisine with Bilal Farajallah

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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.