“Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.”
Bryant Terry is a chef, food justice activist, and author of four books, including the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen. His forthcoming book, Afro-Vegan, will be published by Ten Speed Press on April 8, 2014. He is also the host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series that he co-created. His interest in cooking, farming, and community health can be traced back to his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare, and appreciate good food. Bryant’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Food and Wine, Gourmet, Sunset, O: The Oprah Magazine, Essence, Yoga Journal, and Vegetarian Times among many other publications. He has made dozens of national television and radio appearances, including being a guest on The Martha Stewart Show, Emeril Green, Tell Me More, Morning Edition, The Splendid Table, and The Tavis Smiley Show. As an exclusive speaker signed with the Lavin Agency, Bryant presents frequently around the country as a keynote speaker at conferences, community events, and and colleges, including Brown, Columbia, NYU, Smith, Stanford, and Yale. Bryant completed the chef’s training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. He holds an M.A. in American History from NYU. From 2008 to 2010, Bryant was a fellow of the Food and Society Policy Fellows Program. He lives and creates in Oakland, California, with his wife and daughter.