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Afro Freedom Afro Feast

June 16, 2024

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Handicap Accessible

Afro Freedom Afro Feast is an event organized by Chef Serigne Mbaye and Dakar NOLA to honor our newest national holiday, Juneteenth. The event brings together some of the best chefs in New Orleans to cook a communal meal, mostly over live fire, much as the ancestors did. Juneteenth commemorates the date in 1865 when Africans enslaved in Texas learned that they were free from bondage. This glorious day has since been celebrated with food, culture, and fellowship. This year, the celebration is held at Grow Dat Youth Farm located in New Orleans City Park. 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. General admission tickets are $200 per person plus tax and fees, and includes food and drinks. Guests must be 21+, and this is a rain or shine event.

Participating chefs include:

  • Chef Serigne Mbaye of Dakar NOLA
  • Chef Charly Pierre of Fritai Restaurant
  • Chef Martha Wiggins of Café Reconcile
  • Chef Nina Compton of Compère Lapin and BABs
  • Chef Kaitlin Guerin of Lagniappe Bakehouse
  • Chef Prince Lobo of Addis Ethiopian Kitchen
  • Chef Shonda Cross of Chef Shonda's Fine Dining To-Go
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Grow Dat Youth Farm

GDYF teaches leadership, sustainable farming, wellness, and food justice to a diverse group of young leaders on our 7 acre eco-campus in the historical City Park. Download a free self- guided tour from our website and...