By Ann Brown
Food as a message and a mission. Ghetto Gastro is a collective of four chefs out of the Bronx who are turning the culinary scene on its edge–literally. The men behind Ghetto Gastro–Gray, 32; Lester Walker, 37; Malcolm Livingston II, 31; Pierre Serrao, 30–not only create a gastronomic experience with the events they cater, but they use their food to talk about social issues and it is a complete experience for all the senses.
“Among them, the chefs have worked at Le Cirque, Jean-Georges, Spice Market, and Noma, to name a few. In 2012, Gray and the group began hosting small dinners (‘Freestyle Fridays) that sought to rethink meals from the point of view of the collective’s origins. Then came the invitations, first from some of Gray’s old friends (in a previous life, he worked in fashion) and then from all over: Rick Owens’s Thanksgiving party; a crazy little private birthday in the Cotswolds with a menu featuring jerk chicken, fried octopus, and pineapple confit,” Vogue reported.
Thier events include fashion, music, film, and visual art–and, of course, food. “These days a full-service Ghetto Gastro event takes on the vibe of an art installation, as they oversee each small detail Click here to read entire article