– SAN FRANCISCO 2018 –

SAN FRANCISCO 2018

June 19th-23rd

2018 marked the first year of the Refugee Food Festival in the United States!

With six San Francisco restaurants welcoming six refugee chefs and their Myanmarese, Buthanese, Iraqi, Senegalese and Syrian cuisines, there was something for every taste there!

HOG ISLAND OYSTER AT FERRY BUILDING • Pa Wah

JUNE 19th, 2018 • Dinner (beginning at 4pm)

The well-known seafood restaurant by the Bay Bridge diversified its menu with chef Pa Wah’s delicious Myanmarese dishes.

 

TAWLA • Muna Anaee

JUNE 20th, 2018 • Dinner (beginning at 5:30pm)

This East Mediterranean restaurant honored Iraqi cuisine with chef Muna Anaee’s traditional Iraqi menu.

DOSA ON FILLMORE • Anu Mapchan

JUNE 21st, 2018 • Dinner (beginning at 5:30pm)

The Indian restaurant welcomed chef Anu Mapchan and her wonderful Bhutanese cuisine.

 

WEWORK  • Rawaa Kasedah

JUNE 21st, 2018 • Dinner (beginning at 5pm)

The famous co-working space welcomed chef Rawaa for a private evening of Syrian cuisine, co-organized by Feastly! 

 

SON’S ADDITION  • Muna Anaee

JUNE 22rd, 2018 • Dinner (beginning at 5pm)

Chef Muna Anaee offered another Iraqi menu at this other Mission District’s hot spot! 

 

JARDINIERE  • Vito

JUNE 23rd, 2018 • Dinner (beginning at 5pm)

The French fine-dining restaurant highlighted chef Vito’s Senegalese delicacies.

 

THE TEAM

“I reached out to the Refugee Food Festival founders last summer in hopes of bringing the first edition of RFF stateside to San Francisco. I knew I wanted to bring it over from Europe right away. I believe SF is a great fit as an inaugural RFF US city because of its emphasis on integration and its celebration of diversity. I knew the social atmosphere embedded in SF culture would make it the perfect city to welcome RFF with open hearts. Not to mention the quality of food and the restaurant scene throughout SF are unparalleled.” Sara Shah, RFF SF, 2018

We warmly thank Sara, her wonderful team of volunteers and UNHCR United States!

CONTACT THE TEAM ! 

WITH THE EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT OF :

The Catholic Charities of the East Bay: working with youth, children, and families to promote self-sufficiency, strengthen families and pursue safety and justice.

The Golden Gate Restaurant Association: celebrating and empowering the restaurant community through advocacy, education, marketing, events and training.


The Jewish Family Community services east bay: 
promoting the well-being of individuals and families by providing essential mental health and social services through every stage of life.

 


Magnum PR
a full-service communications and marketing agency based in San Francisco, specializing in media relations, branded events, social media strategy, digital marketing, and influencer engagement for food, wine, and hospitality brands.

 

Oakland Bloom: advancing economic equity in Oakland by providing educational training and hands-on support for aspiring chef entrepreneurs from refugee, immigrant, and low-income communities who seek to start their own food businesses.


La Cocina: 
cultivating low income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities.


We Work:
the co-working space creating a world in which people can “Make a life, not just a living”.