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June 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Refugee Recipe Celebration


June 15
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Celebrate the strong connections among plants, food and culture in honor of World Refugee Day! Chefs from Friends of Refugees mix up the weekend cooking demonstrations with international recipes alongside other activities that highlight Atlanta’s diverse refugee communities and foodways.

Watch cooking demonstrations by chefs from the Friends of Refugees community in the Outdoor Kitchen throughout the event.


  • 10:30 a.m. – Frey Asfefa, Ethiopian Recipe
  • 11:30 a.m. – Nimota Dario, Nigerian Recipe
  • 12 p.m. – West African drumming performance by Egun Omode Performing Arts
  • 12:30 p.m. – Fareshta Gurbaz, Afghan Recipe
  • 1:30 p.m. – Zubeda Mustafa & Husna Kavira, West African Recipe

Visit with Friends of Refugees staff and meet their “Growing Leaders”—student interns working at the Jolly Avenue Garden site. Growing Leaders and International Rescue Committee (IRC) “Youth Food Justice Interns” share samples of their cooking while supplies last. Also enjoy a treat by a baker from the community.

Stroll the Edible Garden to learn about the interesting ways plants are used in international cuisines and plant a sunflower seed to take home. Throughout the event enjoy music from Clarkston Strings High School Small Group Orchestra.

Hosted in partnership with Friends of Refugees