[WEBCAST] Artsy Food for Thought: A Conversation With Chef Jenny DorseyVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asian in America Series
Food has a special place in our hearts as the scent and taste of certain dishes make us nostalgic about our homes, families, and countries of origin. As people immigrate to foreign countries, food can serve as an important connector for new relationships in foreign lands and a bridge for cultural understanding. Preparing and sharing food that we cherish and enjoy, therefore, goes beyond our need of survival. At a time when people are sheltering at home due to the pandemic, this can be a unique opportunity for self-reflection, introspection of identities, and culinary experiments. Chef Jenny Dorsey has created environments and food for such processes and has pushed its boundaries. Through her award-nominated series Asian in America, she combines food, drink, virtual reality, and poetry to examine the trials and tribulations of the Asian American identity in a 6-course and 3-cocktail dining experience. What is it about food that can have a direct connection to our emotions? How can food change the world one artsy bite at a time? As part of Asia Society's Asian in America Series, join innovative Asian American Renaissance woman Jenny Dorsey in a conversation with Asia Society’s Yoshie Ito.
Jenny Dorsey is a professional chef, food writer, speaker and social entrepreneur based between Los Angeles and NYC. She uses food to express the full range of human emotions and social commentary about the world around us. Chef Dorsey believes food has a special way of exposing the banal routine and social norms we find ourselves in as it could be a powerful medium for storytelling and human interactions. Her mission is to use culinary arts as a platform to evoke introspection, empathy and real emotion. Before her journey with food, she started her career as a hungry management consultant in the fashion industry before moving on to become the youngest MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Through twists and turns, she parlayed my abilities into a culinary consulting business, but she wanted more. At the beginning of 2017, she started using virtual reality to make her work more impactful and founded her nonprofit Studio ATAO.
Yoshie Ito is the Assistant Director of Global Initiatives at the Asia Society. Prior to joining the Asia Society, Ms. Ito held positions around the world as investment analyst and investor relations director. She was educated in Japan, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S.A., receiving a classical Japanese education from the Japanese Lyceum in Mexico City. She holds a master’s degree in Finance and Investment from the University of Exeter, and a second master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Yale University.
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/webcast-artsy-food-thought-conversation-chef-jenny-dorsey For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/webcast-artsy-food-thought-conversation-chef-jenny-dorsey