To kickstart the INDUSTRY One gallery space, we hosted our first ever event on November 4th, 2022 featuring none other than Ghetto Gastro: a culinary collective that uses food as a platform to spark conversation about larger issues surrounding inclusion, race, access, and how food—and knowing how to cook—provides freedom and power. Ghetto Gastro strives to reframe the idea of “ghetto” and aims to reclaim all that is good in the Black community, centering food as a means of both nourishment and advancement.
The purpose of this event was to commemorate the launch of the collective’s book Black Power Kitchen: a cookbook that unapologetically celebrates Black culture written by Pierre Serano, Lester Walker, Jon Gray and Osavi Endolyn.
To say that our first event was a success would be an understatement. INDUSTRY One is proud to be able to host an event such as this one and even prouder to celebrate with such a diverse crowd within Portland’s community. This was an opportunity to come together through food and culture and to celebrate the inspiring voices and impact others are making on the world.