BRING FOOD AND STORIES TO YOUR KITCHEN
Order here to reserve a box for pick up at Dean’s Mediterranean Imports. We will email you to confirm availability (it may take up to 2 weeks to fulfill the order due to the popularity of these items)
Wave Pool is teaming up with Dean’s Mediterranean to create a new way for immigrant chefs to share their talents and stories with Cincinnati. Featured chefs are cooking pre-made, ready to heat and eat meals that share a global menu of cultures and histories through food. The artist group Collective Action Studio (CAS) has designed personal and interactive wrappings for these meal kits that tell us about the chef as well as encourage those who purchase the meals to participate by contributing their own meal and story to their growing collection of oral histories and recipes. CAS creates art that is social, challenging, and personal; designing tools, objects, and situations that blur the line between artist and audience.
“This project is a way to encourage connection and understanding during a time when we can’t host the large community dinners that we typically do,” says Cal Cullen, Executive Director of Wave Pool. These meals, containing 4-6 servings each, will be for sale for $20 starting mid-May, available at both
Dean’s Mediterranean in Findlay Market as well as at The Welcome Project in Camp Washington. The first featured refugee chef is Azzezah Ali, who has prepared boxes of Iraqi Biryani. This project comes from the Welcome Project, a subsidiary project of Wave Pool that aims to empower refugee and immigrant artists and chefs in our region through classes, programming, and entrepreneurial support.