Philly’s Top Chefs Are Cooking in Support of This Undocumented Mother
Chefs from South Philly Barbacoa, Hungry Pigeon, High Street on Market, and others are preparing a dinner at Church of the Advocate, where Carmela Apolonio Hernandez and her four children have been seeking sanctuary, next week.
Asylum-seeking undocumented mother Carmela Apolonio Hernandez and her four children have sought sanctuary from an ICE deportation order in North Philly’s Church of the Advocate for the past 10 months. Next week, members of Philly’s restaurant community are taking action to show their support and draw attention to her plight.
On Friday, October 19th at 6 p.m., chefs are teaming up with organizers from immigrants rights groups PAUWR and Sanctuary Advocate Coalition to host a family-style meal at the church near 18th and Diamond Streets, which is known for its commitment to social justice.
In addition to slow-cooked lamb from South Philly Barbacoa, the menu will include greens, cornbread, black-eyed peas, desserts, and wine, with dishes prepared by Hungry Pigeon’s Scott Schroeder, Shola Olunloyo of Studio Kitchen, Elijah Milligan of South, Ana Caballero of High Street Hospitality, Jezabel’s Cafe owner Jezabel Careaga, Ari Miller of Food Underground, and J.A. Harris of catering outfit Food Everyone Deserves.