about bryant

“Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.”  --Alice Waters

Bryant Terry is a James Beard Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system.  He is currently in his third year as Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora.  His work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe San Francisco Chronicle, and All Things Considered among many other publications.  In December 2017 San Francisco Magazine included Bryant among 11 Smartest People in the Bay Area Food Scene.  A year earlier, Fast Company included Bryant among 9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food.

Bryant’s fourth book, Afro Vegan was published by Ten Speed Press/Random House April 2014. Just 2 months after publication, Afro-Vegan was named by Amazon.com one of the best cookbooks of 2014.  That December it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work category.

Bryant presents frequently around the country as a keynote speaker at community events, conferences, and colleges.

He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and their two daughters. 

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