Bryant Terry

Friday, August 25, 2017

Location Amphitheater

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

Chef, educator; author, Afro-Vegan

Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system.  

Currently the inaugural Chef in Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, Terry is the author of four books, including Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, co-authored with Anna Blythe Lappé. His most recent book is Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean & Southern Flavors Remixed, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Terry has served as host of the web series “Urban Organic” and co-host of the public television series “The Endless Feast.” He has served as an expert on the Sundance Channel’s “Big Ideas for a Small Planet,” the documentary films “Soul Food Junkies” and “What’s on Your Plate,” and PBS’ “Nourish: Food + Community.” He is the founder of b-healthy (Build Healthy Eating and Lifestyles to Help Youth), a multi-year initiative in New York City designed to empower youth to be more active in fighting for a more sustainable food system. 

His work has earned him numerous accolades, including the inaugural National Gourmet Institute Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education — an award he shared with author and educator Marion Nestle. In 2016, Fast Company named Bryant one of “9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food.” He graduated from the Chef’s Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. He holds a masters in history from New York University and a bachelor’s in English from Xavier University of Louisiana.