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What is a Legacy Chef?

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Here at Chef Shalimar, we termed the concept of "Legacy Chef" in 2020 as our cuisine went into the next generation of ownership.


We define a legacy chef is an individual who carries the recipes of past generations as a form of culinary activism. This can have profound impacts on society because legacy chef's will usually carry recipes on their shoulders through colonization, violence, cultural suppression, political upheaval, and natural disasters as an act of societal disobedience and self-preservation.

A legacy chef is a protector and transporter for recipes on their journey through time. Every recipe you eat here is made from the hands of individuals you see photographed here, and the many more who came before us. 

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