16th-26th June

For the 3rd edition of the Refugee Food Festival, Cape Town joined the list of cities whose restaurants welcomed refugee chefs for a few days, for delicious culinary collaborations!

From June 16th to 26th, no less than 13 chefs worked with eight restaurants to give South Africans a taste of Ethiopian, Angolan, Congolese, Palestinian, Bangladeshi, Somalian and Rwandan flavours.

JUNE 16th, 2018

In the casual atmosphere of one of Cape Town’s best markets, Yodit served her Ethiopian food to a great number of highly satisfied taste buds.

Price: about 70R

GINGER & LIME • cooking classes with Jane & Ibrahim

JUNE 18th, 2018

The guests were unanimous: trying vegetarian East African cuisine at Ginger & Lime: great. Learning how to cook and taste vegetarian East African cuisine with Jane & Ibrahim at Ginger & Lime: even better! 

Price: about 650R

JUNE 19th, 2018 • Tapas lunch & dinner

Chefs’ Warehouse & Canteen is used to serving various types of cuisines on their ever-changing menu. To the great pleasure of guests, Patrick’s Angolan cuisine was more than up to the challenge! 

Price: about 350R

PEGASYS • Mamie & Milka

JUNE 20th, 2018 • Private corporate lunch

The corporate restaurant of Pegasys welcomed Mamie and Milka, and their delicious Congolese cupcakes. 

THE POWER & THE GLORY • Two palestinian bakers

JUNE 21st, 2018 

At The Power & The Glory, people had to come early to taste our two bakers’ Palestinian biscuits, which sold out within a few hours! 

Price: about 20R

THALI • Hamidul

JUNE 22nd, 2018 • Tapas lunch & Dinner

The cosy Indian restaurant welcomed Hamidul for an evening of delicious Bengali food.

Price: about 350R


GINGER & LIME • Cooking classes with David & Patrick

JUNE 23rd, 2018

Another cooking class at Ginger & Lime, with David and Patrick hosting and sharing their knowledge of Angolan and Congolese cuisine.

Price: about 650R

JUNE 23rd, 2018 • Dinner

Chef Julia Hattingh’s beautiful table d’hôte, John’s delicious Angolan food and a great wine selection: certain fusions can only ever result in an amazing evening.

Price: about 820R

JUNE 24th, 2018 • Tapas lunch

Chefs’ Warehouse at Maison says “Expect the unexpected”. A promise Bilolo kept with his Congolese menu!

Price: about 200R



JUNE 26th, 2018 • Private corporate lunch

At Rhino Africa’s corporate restaurant, Farhio gave the company’s employees a taste of her Somalian cuisine.



Cindy Helfer, Jacob Berget and their team lead the organisation of the festival from A to Z! In Cape Town, the organisation of the Refugee Food Festival was made possible thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm and energy of these two ambassadors, their wonderful team and UNHCR South Africa!




Scalabrini, that we would like to thank for their great help.