I trust that this message finds you in a good appetite. I certainly have a great appetite for some travel and meeting many wonderful people who are working for great causes. I plan to cook for them, with them and share what I have learned about food along the way. See the information below and the Events page for a list of upcoming travel dates and opportunities on our Food Tour.
Please feel free to offer any suggestions you may have. We would love to do an event in your town or connect with those you may feel we that we should not miss.
Chef Kabui was born and raised in Kenya. He grew up around a farm where his mother grew coffee and also around his dad who owned a restaurant in the main city. He came to the U.S for college where he earned a BA in Political Science at Le Moyne Owens College and a double MA in Medical Anthropology and Urban Anthropology from the University of Memphis. He later studied in a Natural Chef Program at The Center Of Green Studies in Pittsboro. He now works as an urban farmer, organic chef, social commentator and food activist in the Raleigh/Durham area. Informed by his life around peasant farmers and food experience during his young days around his father, he travels widely talking about issues of food, politics and culture.
Spring Food Tour
Between the months of April and May, Chef Kabui and Steve Lambeth, an intern, are embarking on a food tour through twenty states speaking, teaching, cooking and learning more about what is often referred to as the Food Movement, but what he refers to as a Cultural Movement. He is also working on a book based on his experience in the two countries and building a modern aquaponics operation near Nairobi under the guidance of the legendary urban farmer, Will Allen. He will be speaking at college campuses, doing dinners at different events, meeting other chefs along the way, as well as connecting with other people who care about food.
Chef Kabui will be keeping this blog to share his travels and updated information about actual places and topics he will be speaking on in every town. He will also occasionally make commentary on a Kenyan Radio station.
Chef Kabui has shared his message and food with corporate accounts like Burts Bee, Universities such as Duke and Appalachia State, conferences such as the DOPE Conference at A&T University, community organizations in inner cities such as SEEDS, and diplomatic settings such as the Kenyan Embassy.
Chef Kabui has caught the attention of various types of media from WUNC, the local NPR affiliate radio station in the Triangle area, to news papers and Magazines. Here are a few of the links to articles and interviews.