REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL LILLE
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Thanks to the mobilization of local citizens, Lille hosted three editions of the Refugee Food Festival between 2017 and 2019. Eleven refugee cooks were able to work with restaurant owners in Lille to change the way people view their status and introduce the general public to flavours from elsewhere.
From June 18th to 24th, the Refugee Food Festival came back to Lille for a third consecutive year! In the whole city, 8 restaurants welcomed 6 refugee cooks for new collaborations: lunches, dinners or cooking workshops took you directly to the Middle East or Sudan.
A trip around the world, in order to highlight the skills of the guest cooks and thus make the citizens of Lille discover the richness of their culinary and cultural heritage.
LES PETITES CANTINES • Chérine Al Assali
TUESDAY, JUNE 18 & WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 • Cooking workshop and Lunch
SYRIAN CUISINE in collaboration with Marion Gavelle
Go to Les Petites Cantines to discover the flavors of Syrian cuisine with Chérine Al Assali during a cooking workshop and a lunch.
9:30am : cooking workshop – bookings needed, 15€
12:30pm : syrian lunch – bookings needed, free price
Bookings : 03 20 95 71 66 or click here.
BIERBUIK – BLOEMEKE • Najmeddine Adel Solaiman
THURSDAY, JUNE 20 • Lunch & dinner
SUDANESE CUISINE in collaboration with Florent Ladeyn
Discover the flavors of Sudanese cuisine with Najmeddine Adel Solaiman.
LA FRICHE GOURMANDE • Bassem Ataya
THURSDAY, JUNE 20 • Dinner
SYRIAN CUISINE in collaboration with Chef Simon
Discover the flavors of Syrian cuisine at a four-handed dinner with Bassem Ataya and Chef Simon.
FROM FRIDAY, JUNE 21 TO SUNDAY, JUNE 23 • Dinners on June 21 & 22 / Lunch on June 23
MAURITANIAN CUISINE in collaboration with Thibault Gamba
Discover the flavors of Mauritanian cuisine with Harouna Sow.
Bookings : 03 59 36 35 59 / email@example.com
Menu : 55€, without drinks
MONDAY, JUNE 24 • Cooking workshop with Les Sens du Goût (morning)
SUDANESE CUISINE by the beneficiaries of the Sauvegarde du Nord, in collaboration with Marion Subtil
- Workshop on June 24 – Sudanese cuisine
- Workshop on July 9 – French cuisine
Bookings : firstname.lastname@example.org
From June 26th to 30th 2018, the menus of some of our favorite restaurants in Lille were enriched with dishes imagined and prepared by refugee chefs : collaborations, menus or tasty “carte blanche”…
The Refugee Food Festival highlight the talents of refugee chefs and offers participants the opportunity to enjoy some of the most finest cuisine.
The team !
This year, Julie and Margot organized the Refugee Food Festival in Lille!
The organisation of the Refugee Food Festival in this city was made possible thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm and energy of these two project holders and their wonderful team of volunteers!
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The United Nations Refugee Agency plays a fundamental role in the development of each local festival. UNHCR also ensures the protection of refugee leaders by providing expertise.