Chef Pierre Thiam at Harlem Eat Up! in New York City

Chef Pierre Thiam was a guest chef in the second annual Harlem EatUp! Festival, a four-day festival put together by executive chef, restaurateur and Harlemite Marcus Samuelsson and veteran event marketer, Herb Karlitz.

As part of its mission and dedication to Harlem, the Festival donated proceeds from ticket sales to Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels. Respectively, both organizations continue to provide a positive and direct impact on the community through small business support and feeding Harlem’s homebound elderly.

VIDEO: Chef Pierre Thiam being interviewed at Harlem Eat Up!

Allmigrants Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Pierre Thiam was raised in Dakar, Senegal, he owns Pierre Thiam Catering, which introduces a diverse, savvy New York clientele to contemporary interpretations of ethnic flavors; he also serves as consulting chef for a number of restaurants in the New York City and beyond.