This summer, refugee chefs are bringing their stories to DC’s most popular tables through the power of food.

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About The Event


Refugee Week Logo

On each night of World Refugee Week in mid-June, a participating restaurant will welcome a refugee or asylum-seeker chef into its kitchen.

Hand Drawn Table

Together, the restaurant and refugee or asylum-seeker chef will prepare dishes from a unique menu that combines the restaurant’s signature flavors with the chef’s home cuisine.

Hand Drawn Table

Participating restaurants will donate a portion of each night’s proceeds to our non-profit partner, HIAS, a global leader in refugee resettlement.

How to Attend


Each restaurant has a unique booking system. Reservations are free and can be made at each restaurant on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets for the Little Sesame dinner on the rooftop of the Apollo are sold out.

  • South Sudan Flag
    A Rake's Progress Logo

     

    Fully Booked

  • El Salvador Flag
    Espita Mezcaleria Logo

     

    Fully Booked

  • Syrian Flag
    Little Sesame Logo

     

    Sold Out

  • Afghanistan Flag
    Maydan Logo

     

    Fully Booked

  • Turkestan/Uyghur Flag
    Himitsu Logo

     

    Fully Booked

Meet the Chefs


Participating Restaurants


Tables Without Borders is a non-profit dinner series and an opportunity for emerging refugee and asylum-seeker chefs to reestablish their careers and rebuild their lives with dignity.

Over the course of six nights during World Refugee Week, five popular DC restaurants will work with refugee or asylum-seeker chefs. Together, they will offer a unique and collaborative menu.

A Rake's Progress Logo

Monday, June 17

Fully Booked

Espita Mezcaleria's Logo

Tuesday, June 18

Fully Booked

Little Sesame Logo

Wednesday, June 19 & Thursday, June 20

Sold Out

Maydan Logo

Friday, June 21

Fully Booked

Himitsu Logo

Saturday, June 22

Fully Booked