– BOLOGNA –

REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL 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!

Bologna 2019

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: bologna@refugeefoodfestival.com

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THROWBACK TO THE REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL BOLOGNA • 2018

KABULÀGNA • Chef Sawsan

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 • Dinner
MARTEDÌ 25 GIUGNO • Cena

SYRIAN CUISINE
CUCINA SIRIANA

Italian pizza and Afghani cuisine: some may think this is a strange mix! But when you enter Kabulàgna, the smells and the two owners’ (Jan and Piero) smiles welcome you and make you never want to leave! The festival just couldn’t miss out on this restaurant opened by a refugee to promote other refugees and asylum seekers’ professional inclusion!

Pizza italiana e cucina afgana: alcuni penseranno che è una strana accoppiata! Ma entrando a Kabulàgna, odori, sapori e il sorriso di Jan e Piero, i due proprietari, vi daranno il benvenuto e vi faranno venir voglia di restare lì per sempre! Un ristorante aperto da un rifugiato per promuovere l’inclusione sociale di altri rifugiati e richiedenti asilo: la vera essenza del Festival!

Bookings / Prenotazioni+39 327 360 5518

OMNIA • Chef Mamadou

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 • Dinner
MERCOLEDÌ 26 GIUGNO • Cena

IVORIAN CUISINE
CUCINA IVORIANA

Elegant and without frills, Omnia is very much like its owner, Emanuela. Every night, she and her staff welcome whoever wants to taste typical but very unique Italian dishes. Located at the heart of Bologna, it is the first time Omnia will be hosting the Refugee Food Festival, with Ivorian chef Mamadou behind the stoves!

Elegante e semplice, Omnia riflette molto la sua proprietaria Emanuela. Ogni sera, lei e il suo staff accolgono chiunque voglia assaggiare piatti tipici della cucina italiana, interpretati in maniera unica. Situato nel cuore di Bologna, questa è la prima volta che ospita il Refugee Food Festival.

Bookings / Prenotazioni+39 051 056 3990

FOCACCERIA MEDITERRANEA @ LA MONTAGNOLA • Chef Joy

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 • Dinner
GIOVEDÌ 27 GIUGNO • Cena

NIGERIAN CUISINE
CUCINA NIGERIANA

“Eating well is an important and ethical act! Our love of Earth and the passion we have for Mediterranean cuisine are what allows us to make you have a good time at our table”. No better words than Gerardo’s, Focacceria Mediterranea’s owner, that will host chef Joy @LaMontagnola. Join us for delicious street food and lots of fun!
Fuori Orsa

“Mangiare è un atto etico importante e vitale, e l’amore per la Terra, la passione che abbiamo per la cucina Mediterranea, sono la nostra forza per farvi sentire bene a tavola”. Non ci sono parole migliori che quelle dei suoi proprietari per descrivere Focacceria mediterranea che ospiterà chef Joy @LaMontagnola. Street Food e tanto divertimento!

No booking / Non è richiesta prenotazione.

FUORI ORSA • Chef Minamba

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 • Dinner
VENERDÌ 28 GIUGNO • Cena

MALIAN CUISINE
CUCINA MALIANA

Fuori Orsa is Cooperativa Arca di Noè’s latest opening. Following last year’s success, the second edition of the Refugee Food Festival will be held in a renewed restaurant but with the same magical ingredients: training, social and professional integration for disadvantaged people!

Fuori Orsa è il locale di nuova apertura della Cooperativa Arca di Noè. Dopo il successo dell’anno scorso, la seconda edizione del Refugee Food Festival sarà in un ristorante rinnovato ma con gli stessi ingredienti magici: formazione, integrazione professionale e sociale di persone svantaggiate!

Bookings / Prenotazioni: +39 370 333 0255

LA SVOLTA • Haroon

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • Dinner
SABATO 29 GIUGNO • Cena

PAKISTANI CUISINE
CUCINA PAKISTANA 

La Svolta-Cucina di Ragione will participate in the Refugee Food Festival – Bologna for the second consecutive year! For this edition, their Malian chef will join Fuori Orsa’s team whilst La Svolta’s team welcomes Pakistan chef Haroon in their kitchen! Don’t miss it!

Per il secondo anno consecutivo, La Svolta-Cucina di Ragione parteciperà al Refugee Food Festival – Bologna! In quest’edizione “presteranno” il loro chef maliano al Fuori Orsa e accoglieranno nella loro cucina Haroon, special guest dal Pakistan! Da non perdere!
Team

Bookings / Prenotazioni: +39 051 039 0032

The team

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.

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Bologna 2018

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.

THROWBACK TO THE REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL BOLOGNA • 2018

LA FATTORIA DI MASANIELLO • Osama Shorbaji & Emad

June 26th • Dinner

Founded by the social cooperative La Formica, La Fattoria di Masaniello promotes the work integration of disadvantaged people and uses products from agricultural and organic farms. For the occasion, guests chefs Osama and Emad prepared an exceptional four hands dinner!

LA SVOLTA • Mori & Minamba

June 27th • Dinner

For this dinner, Mori, an asylum seeker hosted in one of the reception center of Arca di Noè who is being trained in La Svolta as a sous-chef, prepared some Malian cuisine specialities.

AL BINERI • Osama Shorbaji & Emad

June 29th • Dinner

Al Binèri is much more than a restaurant: it is an innovative project of the social cooperative Arca, which supports the social and working integration of asylum seekers and refugees in Bologna. For this occasion, guests chefs Osama and Emad will prepare an exceptional four hands dinner!

WITH THE EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT OF :

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.

Comune Di Bologna

The Metropolitan City of Bologna

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.

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