"I’ve always believed when you gather around a table to share a meal, walls come down and minds become open because food is the most common denominator for each and every one of us.”
“Food is an incredible way for people of very different cultures to connect. There is no better medium for diplomacy than the nourishing, nurturing joy that we all associate with food.”
IN THE FIELD, AROUND THE GLOBE
See how our chefs have engaged with people from different cultures, learning about each other and having important conversations, through the power of food.
Chef Marc Murphy in Brussels, Belgium with Chef Isabelle Arpin, hosting a dinner with the German Marshall Fund. The chefs treated guests to a meal showcasing their individual culinary journeys and different cultural backgrounds.
Chef Tory McPhail in Edinburgh, Scotland, teaching brunch guests how to make the famous New Orleans specialty, Bananas Foster.
Chef Art Smith learning how to make Bosnian traditional dish, Burek, while visiting Sarajevo.
Chef Amanda Freitag demoing a dish for participants of the Clink Cafe program in Manchester, UK. The Clink Cafe program aims to reduce reoffending through the training and rehabilitation of people involved in the criminal justice system in the UK.
Chef Mary Sue Milliken at the Abergavenny Food Festival in Monmouthshire, Wales, participating in a panel discussion on the rise of #Me too in the kitchen.
Chef Kevin Sbraga competing in Cous Cous Fest in San Vito Lo Capo, Italy and engaging with local culinary students.