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Wednesday, March 22 | 7:00 pm

A Reno Family Foundation Symposium:
An Evening with Ghetto Gastro

Join Ghetto Gastro for an evening celebrating their book Black Power Kitchen. Black Power Kitchen is the first cookbook from Ghetto Gastro, a culinary collective that uses food as a platform to spark conversation about larger issues surrounding inclusion, race, access, and how food—and knowing how to cook—provides freedom and power. The conversation will center on Black culinary traditions and food and art as tools for resistance.

Ghetto Gastro is the Bronx-born culinary collective from Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, and Lester Walker. The group has notably defined its own lane, merging food, fashion, music, art, and design. Claiming both the beauty and grit from the streets with the aspiration and aesthetics of the finer things, Ghetto Gastro’s interdisciplinary approach celebrates the Bronx as a driver of global culture. The crew masterfully blends influences from the African diaspora, Global South ingredients, and the pulse of hip hop to create offerings that address race, identity, and economic empowerment.

Since launching in 2012, Ghetto Gastro has gone from hosting underground parties to spearheading large-scale brand campaigns and events with leading fashion designers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Their collaborators and partners include figures like Virgil Abloh, Nike, Cartier, the Recording Academy, the Serpentine, the Museum of Modern Art, and many more.

During the onset of the pandemic in 2020, Ghetto Gastro prioritized Bronx grassroots initiatives and mutual aid. In recognition for feeding their community, the group was nominated for the Basque Culinary World Prize. In 2021, Ghetto Gastro launched its namesake consumer goods brand of pantry items inspired by ancestral ingredients. The collective released a custom line of kitchen appliances, CRUXGG, across Target stores nationwide, and a cookware line with Williams Sonoma. Most recently, they released an audio series with Audible, titled In The Cut with Ghetto Gastro.

The Ghetto Gastro Black Power Kitchen Book Tour, powered by Discord.

Book signing of Black Power Kitchen to follow; copies for sale on-site.

Funding provided by the Reno Family Foundation Fund.

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Wednesday, March 22 | 7:00 pm
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Cahners Theater Find on map

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Recommended for: Visitors 18 years of age and older

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