New York

Join DIG in

New York City

Thursday, October 5, 2023

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Teranga Restaurant

At The Africa Center

1280 5th Ave. 10029

Learn about our work while indulging your taste buds at DIG’s exclusive New York Cocktails & Castoffs event.

Join DIG on Thurs. Oct. 5th for a one-night-only culinary adventure at Teranga, Chef Pierre Thiam’s internationally renowned restaurant.

Guests will delight in a feast of inspired dishes and garden cocktails to bring the story of DIG’s work to life.

You’ll be invited to help grow the organization while learning how our local and global stories intersect, and what you can do to strengthen access to healthy food around the world.

There is a $100 suggested ticket donation. Please give what you can. 

TICKETS ARE LIMITED, REGISTER HERE

CAN’T ATTEND BUT WANT TO SUPPORT DIG’S IMPORTANT WORK? MAKE A DONATION HERE

Setting the Table

Pierre Thiam – chef, author, and social activist – is internationally known for bringing West African cuisine to the global fine dining world.

His company, Yolélé Foods, advocates for smallholder farmers in Africa’s Sahel region by opening new markets for crops grown there. His TedTalk has been viewed over one million times and his cookbooks have won numerous awards, including the James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook.

Teranga, Chef Pierre’s Harlem-based restaurant, reflects the depth, richness, and vibrancy of Africa’s diverse culinary traditions in a modern, fast-casual setting.

DIG is proud to have Chef Pierre on our Advisory Board.  Like us, he’s passionate about promoting diverse, health conscious food cultures where eating and sharing food is an act of love for oneself, ones community, and the environment.

At this year’s NYC event, Chef Pierre’s Teranga team will take us on a culinary journey to West Africa, where the DIG program first began in 2006

The New York Host Committee

DIG is grateful to the NYC Host Committee whose partnership and participation is instrumental in creating this exciting “and delicious” global event.

  • Chef Pierre Thiam
  • Tom Graham & Christine Varney
  • David Touster
  • Stephanie and Mike Kaplan
  • Kelly Fisher Buttler

*Host committee still in formation. To join, contact Melissa@DIG.org