Ghetto Gastro

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 BX Bar. Many images from the book showing the Bronx neighboorhood with various grocery stores and food vendors
Knowledge is Power sign about stadium leveled seating
Video Description: Industry One Nov 4 Black Power Kitchen Book Tour
Ghetto Gastro Authors with moderator posing for camera
Wine glasses from above
someone holding a ghetto gastro book in a group of people at event

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.

Ghetto Gastro authors and moderator speaking to crowd sitting on stools with microphones
close up of prints hanging from gallery wall
Ghetto Gastro Authors sitting on stools with mics talking about book
Man and woman with pink hair stand in front of print listening to speakers