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. 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, culture, and the African Diaspora. In regard to his work, Bryant’s mentor Alice Waters says, “Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.” 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.
In 2015, Linda Harrison, Executive Director of the Museum of the African Diaspora, appointed Bryant the inaugural Chef-in-Residence. On November 15, 2015 he hosted Black Women, Food, and Power – a panel discussion with cookbook authors, scholars, and activists from around the country; on December 8 he curated a multi-course Diaspora Dinner in the lobby of the museum; and he is partnering with schools in San Francisco and Oakland to activate young people around food justice issues. Many more exciting programs followed, including Food From Across Africa with The Groundnut; A Celebration of Food Justice Activism from the 1960s to Now; and the second Diaspora Dinner with Chef Michael Twitty.