REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL CAPE TOWN

In 2019, Cape Town will host again the Refugee Food Festival for a second edition!

In 2018, the festival in Cape Town brought together 8 restaurants and 13 chefs in the city, 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 !

In 2019, this second edition in Cape Town will offer a delicious program, from the neighborhood canteen to the gourmet restaurant!

Cape Town 2019

The Refugee Food Festival is coming back in Cape Town next June 2019 for a second year.

Around June 20th (World Refugee Day) some of our favorite restaurants in Cape Town will welcome and collaborate with talented refugee chefs.

You have a question or want to be part of the team? Write to us at : capetown@refugeefoodfestival.com

2019 Line-up

REVERIE SOCIAL TABLE • Judy

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 AND WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 • Lunch

ERITREAN CUISINE

Discover the flavors of Eritrean cuisine with Chef Judy.

No booking.

THE LABIA THEATRE • Jane and David

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 • Documentary screening and tapas

RWANDAN AND CONGOLESE CUISINE

Discover the flavors of Rwandan and Congolese cuisine with Chefs Jane and David.

Bookings here.

REVERIE SOCIAL TABLE • Oula

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 AND FRIDAY, JUNE 7 • Lunch

SYRIAN CUISINE

Discover the flavors of Syrian cuisine with Chef Oula.

No booking.

GINGER AND LIME FOOD STUDIO • Patrick & Bilolo

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 • Interactive cooking class

AFRICAN FUSION

Meet Chefs Patrick and Bilolo and their African fusion cuisine for an interactive cooking class at Ginger and Lime Food Studio.

Bookings here.

ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM AND MARKET DAY • Judy

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 AND SUNDAY, JUNE 9 • Market day

ERITREAN CUISINE

Discover the flavors of Eritrean cuisine with Chef Judy.

No booking.

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Cape Town 2018

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.

THROWBACK TO REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL CAPE TOWN • 2018

ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM MARKET  • Yodit

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.

GINGER & LIME • Cours de cuisine avec Jane

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!

CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE & CANTEEN • Patrick

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!

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 • Deux boulangers palestiniens

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!

THALI • Hamidul

JUNE 22nd, 2018 • Tapas lunch & Dinner

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

GINGER & LIME • Cours de cuisine avec 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.

REVERIE SOCIAL TABLE • John

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.

CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE AT MAISON • Bilolo

JUNE 24th, 2018 • Tapas lunch

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

RHINO AFRICA • Farhio

JUNE 26th, 2018 • Private corporate lunch

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

The team!

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!

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Scalabrini, that we warmly thank.

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.