MoAD Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry

As the inaugural Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, Bryant Terry creates programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora.

In 2015, Linda Harrison, Executive Director of the Museum of the African Diaspora, appointed Bryant the inaugural Chef-in-Residence. On November 15 he hosted Black Women, Food, and Power – a panel discussion with cookbook authors, scholars, and activists from around the country; on December 8 he curated a multi-course Diaspora Dinner in the lobby of the museum; and he is partnering with schools in San Francisco and Oakland to activate young people around food justice issues. Many more exciting programs will follow throughout 2016.


Food Justice: At the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, and Public Health

How can we provide healthy food choices for all, regardless of income, geography or race? In Bryant’s interactive presentation, he shows us how the food we eat directly affects issues such as poverty, sustainability, and structural racism. How can we get healthier food into low income urban areas? What can each of us– whether urban dweller or suburbanite– do to eat healthier? And how will these choices affect everything from the environment to social justice? Terry doesn’t push faddish or prescribed diets. But he will sing, rap, screen a short video, and cook a dish to demonstrate how simple (and delicious) making better food choices can be. Fusing food justice and personal history, Terry shows us how to improve access to fresh food in our communities.