Recognised as the Event of the Year by the World Restaurant Awards 2019, a restaurant, movie theatre, cooking class studio and a market in the Mother City will, from June 4-9, open their kitchens to six refugee chefs to help change perceptions of refugees, foster their professional integration and share the best of world cuisines.
Through four-hands menus (a collaborative series of dishes with no restrictions on recipes, ingredients or techniques), the guest chefs will design and prepare the best dishes of their home-country for dinner, lunch, brunch or snacks.
Over a few days, African fusion, Congolese, Eritrean, Rwandan and Syrian dishes will feature at the various venues. Each event will allow Capetonians to discover unique flavours, vibrant places to eat, and engage with chefs. There will also be a special event at the Labia Theatre that will include a documentary screening to feed minds as well as stomachs.
The Refugee Food Festival is organised by locals who volunteer to develop the project in their own cities.