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Counterpoints Arts

Sunday 16 June 2019 - Friday 21 June 2019

All Day


Various restaurants


Food Sweet Food and UNHCR

Website and


free - pay for food



The idea is simple: from June 16 to 21, 5 London restaurants will open their kitchens to 5 refugee chefs, jointly
creating innovative menus featuring the cuisine of the guest chef. During one or more services, dishes from Egypt, Nigeria, Syria or Uzbekistan will be served at participating restaurants, as a complete pop-up menu or in dishes co-created with the host chefs. Each event will allow Londoners to discover unique flavors, vibrant places to eat and engaged chefs. Being a citizens’ initiative, the Refugee Food Festival is organised by local citizens who volunteer to develop the
project in their own cities: in London, Mathilde Carraro, Alice Gaillard and Alice Thierry de Ville d’Avray are organising the
event. They will contribute to supporting cooks after the festival, in collaboration with organizations like Appear Here, Help Refugees, The Refugee Council and Tern, whose work already helped make the Refugee Food Festival - London a reality. French association Food Sweet Food, founder of the project, will also continue to support them in this endeavour.