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Eat. Talk .Write.

Our flagship youth program, “Eat. Talk. Write.”, serves a diverse youth population aged 9 to 17, including urban and suburban communities with varying ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. The program addresses challenges related to cultural diversity and belonging and aims to bridge cultural gaps and enhance communication skills among participants.

Program Description:

 Through a series of key components, participants embark on a journey that goes beyond traditional cultural initiatives:

1. Chef Interviews and Culinary Insights:

– Participants meet chefs in Richmond, VA, and surrounding areas, gaining unique insights into culinary stories, inspirations, and cultural influences, fostering appreciation for diverse cuisines.

2. Sensory Exploration:

– The program encourages participants to explore different cultures through their senses, deepening cultural awareness by appreciating flavors, fragrances, textures, and aesthetics.

3. Culinary Sensory Writing Workshops:

– Facilitated writing sessions to empower participants to craft expressive food reviews, capturing taste, emotions, and cultural significance.

4. Cultural Connections:

– “Eat. Talk. Write.” fosters connections between participants, chefs, promoting understanding and empathy through thought-provoking discussions and bridging cultural divides.


1. Cultural Awareness: Participants develop heightened cultural awareness 
3. Enhanced Communication: Attendees improve their communication skills through sensory writing.
4. Inclusivity and Understanding: The program promotes inclusivity and cross-cultural understanding, fostering empathy.
5. Personal Growth: Enriching the lives of youth with tools for cultural appreciation and a sense of belonging within their community.