REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL BOLOGNA
– BOLOGNA –
Bologna hosted the Refugee Food Festival for the first time in 2018!
It brought together 3 restaurants and 4 talented refugee chefs, to change the way the word “refugee” is perceived, and to introduce people from Bologna to flavors from elsewhere.
In 2019, the Refugee Food Festival was back in Bologna, with a yummazing line-up!
The Refugee Food Festival was back in Bologna for a second year, in close collaboration with Cooperativa Arca Di Noè!
From June 25 to 29, five Bolognan restaurants opened their kitchens to 5 refugee chefs.
Discover the full program below!
You have a question or want to be part of the team? Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emanuela Greco is the organizer of the Refugee Food Festival – Bologna 2018 and 2019.
“The reason why I decided to organize the Refugee Food Festival in Bologna, the city where I live, concerns my daily life. Every day, thanks to my work, I meet many refugees and asylum seekers who work hard to create a new life in a new country, starting from scratch. What I have learned from all of this is that, beyond any categorization, there are people with talents and abilities. And the most important thing to know is that it’s not just about “helping” refugees! It is the common effort of a civil society that gives people the opportunity to be what they are or would like to be: artists, tailors, metalworkers, artisans… chefs!”
Emanuela, RFF Bologna, 2018
LOCAL PARTNERS :
Arca di Noè, a social cooperative working with a team of professionals in four areas to promote social inclusion: job placement, reception and integration, environment and services.
SPRAR, the Protection System for asylum seekers and refugees.
Bologna Cares!, the communication campaign of the project SPRAR,
ASP city of Bologna, which designs and manages social and socio-health services for the elderly, children and families, adults in difficulty and immigrants, with a view to a continuous improvement of services to citizens and network work.
In June 2018, the city of Bologna hosted the Refugee Food Festival for the first time.
Three local restaurants welcomed four refugee chef to discover flavors from Mali, Irak and Palestine.