Chineze x Refugee Food Festival x Refettorio Felix

On June 17th to celebrate World Refugee Day, the award winning Refugee Food Festival will come to Refettorio Felix at St. Cuthbert's Centre. Chineze from Nigeria will be cooking a three course ticketed feast after having cooked lunch for our guests the same meal in the beginning of June.

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For the first time, the Refugee Food Festival will take place in London and they’ve chosen Refettorio Felix to host one of the nights, featuring Nigerian Chineze of Nana Nokki. This annual festival, winner in the “Event of the Year 2019” category of the prestigious World Restaurant Awards, has become a major culinary event thanks to its ever-more ambitious programming, its impact in terms of raising awareness with the general public and socio-professional integration of participating chefs.


Ticket includes 3-courses from Chineze, and wines generously donated by Les Caves des Pyrennes.

The idea is simple: from June 16 to 21, 5 London restaurants will open their kitchens to 5 refugee chefs, jointly creating innovative menus featuring the cuisine of the guest chef. During one or more services, dishes from Egypt, Nigeria, Syria or Uzbekistan will be served at participating restaurants, as a complete pop-up menu or in dishes co-created with the host chefs. Each event will allow Londoners to discover unique flavours, vibrant places to eat and engaged chefs.

Across the 15 cities, 10,000 visitors will attend to show their solidarity by eating out, some 150 restaurants will show their support with refugee chefs and some 130 refugee chefs will show their know-hows.

Big thank you to Mathilde Carraro, Alice Gaillard and Alice Thierry de Ville d’Avray, for organizing this project in London, to Les Caves des Pyrennes for donating the wines and to RSVP  for sponsoring our ticket sales!

Check back in later next week for an interview with Chineze who will be cooking her same menu for our guests on Wednesday, June 5th.

The other London events are:

JUNE 16 OMBRA • Lunch • Syrian cuisine by Mohammed Rahimeh, from Mo’s Eggs

JUNE 17 REFETTORIO FELIX AT ST CUTHBERT’S • Dinner • Nigerian cuisine by Chineze, from Nana Nokki

JUNE 18 MERCATO METROPOLITANO • Supper Club • Syrian cuisine by Majeda Khouri, from The Syrian Sunflower

JUNE 19 PIQUE NIQUE • Dinner • Uzbek cuisine by Muzaffar Sadykov, from Oshpaz

JUNE 21 BREDDOS TACOS CLERKENWELL • Dinner • Egyptian cuisine by Ahmed Osman, from Osman’s market

Read more about the Refugee Food Festival.

Improving perceptions of refugees through the universal power of food.



The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supports the Refugee Food Festival since its inception in 2016.