Chefs of Color

Quillisascut is excited that Chef Kristi Brown reached out to us on hosting a workshop for Chefs of Color. It is an honor to do this humbling work!

Hello Chefs,
For those who don’t know me, my name is Chef Kristi Brown, and I own a company called That Brown Girl Cooks! We produce a food product for grocery, do catering, produce events, cooking classes, and so on. I’m sure you understand…. I’m a culinary beast!

I wanna make this quick as I know your email time is valuable. The class and racial disparities inside the culinary sustainability/support local economy conversation is real.

I want to do my part to help bring balance to this conversation, so I’m reaching out to you for help.

I attended Quillisascut Farm School – two summers ago, and it truly was life-changing. I learned hands-on, in the most peaceful, beautiful atmosphere alongside Lora Lea, Rick and Chef Kären Jurgensen, what it can mean to make sustainability a part of your culinary practices. When I asked Lora Lea how many chefs of color they’ve had in attendance, she couldn’t recount. She and I both agreed, that wasn’t acceptable.

I am writing to ask you to sponsor one chef/cook/baker of color ($695) to go to Farm School. The dates of farm school would be 7/9/17 – 7/12/17. I also ask that you nominate culinary staff you employ/manage that would qualify.

Due Dates for Sponsor ships:
May 15, 2017

Due Date for Culinary Nominations:
May 31, 2017

Decisions will be sent out:
June 9th, 2017

Please feel free to contact me for more information: Chef Kristi Brown –

206-391-8140 cell/text

Thank you in advance for your consideration and your commitment to pushing the envelope to create a more equitable culinary community. I appreciate you!

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