Jefferson University

Food Fight: Equality, Opportunity and the Pursuit of Independence – Feb 12

Posted on January 22, 2019

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 12, 12-1 PM

Location: Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street, Phila., PA

The Jefferson Humanities Forum is pleased to present visiting speaker Kerry Brodie. She is the founder and executive director of Emma’s Torch, a New York-based non-profit providing culinary training for refugees as a path to employment that affirms their cultural heritage and cuisine. Brodie began cooking at age five, under the watchful eyes of her grandmother. She is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, where she won the Wusthof Award for Leadership, and holds degrees in Government from Johns Hopkins University and Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University.

Emma’s Torch harnesses the power of the culinary industry to help refugees build new lives in their new communities. Since 2016, the non-profit social enterprise has provided top-notch culinary training to refugees and has helped them find meaningful careers in the food industry. Classes are run out of the Emma’s Torch restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

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