Chefs of Color

Quillasascut Farm School for Chefs of Color – Who, What & Why?

August 7-12, 2019

Who: My name is Chef Kristi Brown, and I am co-owner of 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!

Four summers ago, while attending the Quillasascut Farm School as a board member of F.O.R.K.S. and chef/owner of That Brown Girl Cooks! I had a cathartic experience at QFS. 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.

Why: Let’s just be honest….The class and racial disparities inside the culinary sustainability/support local economy conversation is real.

What: This four day intensive class will give chefs/culinarians, who wouldn’t ordinarily have an opportunity to participate in a such an experience. a practical hands on experience to see how Farm to Table can be real. You can read more about the workshop here

What else:

$695 per person includes lodging, meals, and all course instruction. (Transportation not included)
Some financial assistance is available depending on donations.

We need sponsors to fund this effort – The paypal link to sponsor is below!

We need applicants to apply for this amazing experience – Here’s the link to apply – Application

Ignited? Please feel free to contact me, Kristi or Lora Lea for more information or questions.

For more information about the Chefs of Color :
Kristi –

If you have further questions about the school contact:
Lora Lea –

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