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Led by Executive Chef Daniel Stern, the Quaker Kitchen is creating weekly food-centered opportunities for students to build community at University of Pennsylvania. Every Friday students gather together in Quaker Kitchen to prepare and share a meal, but this particular week was distinct. Through a partnership with Penn’s campus farm, a unique group of students were invited to enjoy a simple plant-forward meal highlighting seasonal ingredients.

During this year’s observation of Juneteenth, we’re partnering with CheFarmer Matthew Raiford, who last joined Bon Appétit teams across the country in their celebration of Black History Month. Matthew has graciously shared recipes from his family table with us, for you.

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This LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Bon Appetit is excited to be partnering with the James Beard-award winning Raghavan Iyer, who resides with his partner Terry in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Long known as an expert on Indian cuisine, Raghavan has led trainings for Bon Appétit teams across the country, providing instruction in the fundamentals of curries, baking with tandoor ovens, and more.

The Bon Appétit team at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL Dining) has developed an innovative partnership with Propel Kitchens, a nonprofit with a mission to utilize nutrition, food industry training and education initiatives as tools to equip and enable St. Louis residents and communities to combat persistent economic and health inequities. Learn how this growing collaboration between WUSTL Dining and Propel Kitchens is providing opportunities for St. Louis residents while bringing healthy scratch-cooked food to students.