Refugee Food Festival

Published: 2017/06/07 by

From June 15th to 18th, refugee chefs take possession of restaurant kitchens in Lyon, on the occasion of the third European Refugee Food Festival.

This citizens‘ initiative has been created last year by the association Food Sweet Food, and co-organized by the United Nations High Commissionner for Refugees.

For a few days, the inhabitants of a dozen cities in Europe have their taste buds awaken discovering cuisines from all over the world.

Here in Lyon, the chefs of the capital of French gastronomy entrust their kitchen to Syrian, Bangladeshi, Ethiopian, Albanian confirmed cooks and so on…

Come and taste the very best of world cuisines (from 20 to 50 €), and experience an amazing intercultural sharing with chefs who bet on cooking to succeed in their social and professional integration.


Reservations should be made directly with restaurants:

Thursday 15th (OPENING NIGHT): Syrian cuisine by Mohammad Elkhaldy at Substrat Restaurant (full)

Friday 16th (evening): Eastern Europe cuisine by David Kostandyan at Café Arsène Vaubecour (

Friday 16th (evening): Bangladeshi cuisine by Rishad Lasker at Le Ballon (

Saturday 17th (noon): Sahara cuisine by Aicha Seid at À la Piscine ([email protected])

Saturday 17th (evening): Albanian cuisine by Armand Hasanpapaj and his mother Fatime at Ravigote (

Saturday 17th (evening): Ethiopian cuisine by Meron Tewodros at L’Atelier des Augustins (

Sunday 18th (noon): Syrian cuisine by Samer Fallaha at Konditori Lyon (

Sunday 18th (evening):  CLOSING NIGHT at La Table d’Althusser, restaurant run by Bader Zakarya and his family, refugees from Syria (


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Price information :

From 20 to 50 €

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