REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL PARIS
Paris has already hosted three editions of the Refugee Food Festival. Epicenter of the project, the first edition in 2016 brought together 12 restaurants and 8 refugee cooks. This is the beginning of a great adventure: the meetings are done naturally, the collaborations between chefs give wonderful dishes, hundreds of people hasten to book, and guest cooks found a part of dignity.
A few weeks later, dozens of European citizens have contacted the founders to organize a Refugee Food Festival in their cities …
In 2017 and 2018, the city, once again, hosted the festival and a total of 29 restaurants and 24 refugee chefs took part, in order to change the way this status is viewed, and to introduce Parisians to flavors from elsewhere.
In 2019, the Refugee Food Festival is coming back next June in Paris, with a wonderful program ! Stay tuned !
The Refugee Food Festival will come back in Paris in June 2019 for the 4th year in a row!
A dozen Parisian restaurants will host talented refugee chefs, for wonderful collaborations!
The full program will come soon …
From June 16th to 24th, 14 Parisian restaurants entrusted their kitchens to refugee chefs. With four-handed menus or carte blanche, these cooking collaborations allowed more than 1,500 people to discover flavors from Syria, Chad, Chechnya or Georgia.
In June 2017, for the second edition, the menu of establishments in Paris was enriched with dishes imagined and prepared by refugee chefs: carte blanche, four-handed menus …
A greedy and supportive initiative to highlight the talents of the refugee chefs and make people discover the best of Syrian, Ivorian, Eritrean, Afghani, Georgian, Sri Lankan and Indian cuisine.
In 2018, the Paris office of the Refugee Food Festival developed the Refugee Food Festival project in Paris, accompanied by many volunteers, Laura, Phillie, Hélène, Marion, Clara, etc.
Parisian restaurants involved !
This year, more than a dozen of our favorite Parisian addresses have opened their kitchens to refugee chefs, for an ever more tasty and supportive edition!
Throughout Paris, the friends of the Refugee Food Festival were able to discover a varied program and gourmet menus prepared by talented chefs: carte blanche, menus with four hands … Unprecedented collaborations that made you travel!
So friends of the Refugee Food Festival, see you next year! And prepare your forks!
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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.