Bryant Terry, a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, and author will share his insights on providing healthy food choices for all while cooking up examples of his signature Afro-Vegan cuisine. A catered reception with a dance performance by Chihamba will begin at 7pm followed by the talk and cooking demo at 7:30pm.
Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is currently the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and All Things Considered among many other publications. Fast Company magazine named Bryant one of "9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food" in their April 2016 issue.
Bryant’s fourth book, Afro Vegan was published by Ten Speed Press/Random House April 2014. Just 2 months after publication, Afro-Vegan was named by Amazon.com one of the best cookbooks of 2014. In December it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work category.
Bryant presents frequently around the country as a keynote speaker at community events, conferences, and colleges.
He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and their two daughters.