Conflict Kitchen Receives Funding from Sprout Fund for Immigrant Guest Chef Program

Conflict Kitchen is piloting an immigrant guest chef program that increases the visibility of and builds empathy with the area’s existing foreign-born population. Beginning in March 2017, targeted local restaurants will feature menu items each month developed in collaboration with a recent immigrant or refugee living in Pittsburgh. Guest chefs will work closely with head chefs at each restaurant to adapt recipes from their country of origin to suit the menu of a local restaurant. The menu items will be augmented by printed interviews with each chef describing the personal and cultural significance of the dishes.

This project supported in part by a 100 Days of US award from The Sprout Fund

The Sprout Fund is Pittsburgh’s leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Sprout provides critical financial support for projects and programs in the early stages of development—when just a small amount of investment has the potential to yield big results in the community. Since 2001, Sprout has granted nearly $7 million to more than 1,000 projects and initiatives. Learn more at

A Pittsburgh-based 501(c)(3) public charity, The Sprout Fund launched 100 Days of US with an initial investment of $100,000. 100 Days of US is a non-partisan community effort with a goal of empowering people to take civic action locally in response to important national issues facing the country. More information about 100 Days of US can be found online at