Nyesha Arrington (Chef), “Chewing the Fat: Cooking Across the Black Diaspora” ( Afro-American Cultural Center and Yale Sustainable Food Program)

Event time: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Founder's Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale See map
211 Park Street
Event description: 

For Black History Month, the Afro-American Cultural Center and Yale Sustainable Food Program have partnered together for a special event series, “Cooking Across the Black Diaspora.” Join us for a conversation with Nyesha Arrington, founder of L.A. restaurants Leona and Native. A former Top Chef finalist, she draws on her Korean and African-American roots to create original and artistic meals––an endeavor shaped also by her culinary experiences in Michelin star restaurants like Melisse, L’Atelier, and The Mansion. Nyesha will share about the intimate ties between her cooking, identity, and heritage, and discuss how these personal discoveries have led her to advocate for environmental sustainability.