Dream Big Salon: Featuring Chef Terry Bryant

Terry Bryant


Dream Big Salon: Featuring Chef Bryant Terry

Picture yourself in an urban oasis of flowers, fruit trees and vegetable patches, enjoying delicious dishes prepared by local chefs and chatting with celebrity chef Bryant Terry, author of books such as Black Food and Afro-Vegan and Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora. Sound heavenly? Then you won't want to miss our first ever Dream Big Salon featuring Chef Terry Saturday, May 14 @ 11am in the Gateway High School Garden.

Meet Chef Terry and enjoy a cooking demonstration using ingredients grown by students in our beautiful school garden, then enjoy an intimate seated meal provided by La Cocina SF and Chef Nafy Flatley of Teranga before an informal question and answer discussion. 

Seating for this event is extremely limited, so act quickly to reserve your seat at our table. All participants will receive a free copy of Black Food which Chef Terry will sign at the event!

*Please Note: As part of Gateway's commitment to equitable fundraising and community-building, tickets to this event are available at several price points. Please choose a ticket price that feels meaningful for you. All proceeds directly benefit Gateway's students and teachers.

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We're grateful for the support of our community and can't wait to see everyone for lunch Wednesday. If you'd like to attend, please contact Community Engagement Manager Alexandria Wyllie to see if we can accommodate you.

What's on the Menu?

Chef Nafy with text of menu: mango salad, flatbread, empanadas, maffe, yassa with chicken, hibiscus ice cream


About Bryant Terry

chef terry

Bryant Terry is a James Beard & NAACP Image Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of 4 Color Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House and Ten Speed Press, and he is co-principal and innovation director of Zenmi, a creative studio he founded. For the 2022-2023 academic year Bryant will be an Artist Fellow/Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley as a member of the second cohort of Abolition Democracy Fellows. Since 2015 he has been the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates public programming at the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, and culture. San Francisco Magazine included Bryant among 11 Smartest People in the Bay Area Food Scene, and Fast Company named him one of 9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food. 

Event FAQs

What health and safety measures are being taken at the event?

All attendees will be required to show their IDs and proof of vaccination upon entry to the event. Masks are optional but encouraged. The entire event will take place outdoors in the open air.

Is parking available?

Yes! Event attendees may park in the GHS lot for free. Parking lot and event entrance are on O'Farrell Street.

Is this event suitable for children?

While the salon is being held on school grounds and is alcohol-free, this event was designed with an adult audience in mind. We strongly recommend guests refrain from bringing children younger than 16. All guests must have a ticket to attend, regardless of age. 

What if it rains?

The event will be held rain or shine! In case of strong inclement weather, we'll move the festivities indoors. 

I have specific dietary needs. Will I be able to enjoy the meal?

We are working closely with our partners at La Cocina to ensure we'll have tasty options for a wide variety of dietary requirements, but please detail any allergies or needs you may have when you purchase your ticket through Eventbrite to help us plan the best menu possible.

About the Dream Big Salon Series

Gateway is proud to introduce a new intimate speaker series that brings together passionate activists, artists and leaders who share our ultimate aim of creating a more just and empowered community. Participants and guests from a broad variety of backgrounds and expertise are invited to share in a good meal and inspiring conversations that illuminate how we can all play a part in making San Francisco and more just and vibrant community.