Community Lunch: Kit an' Kin

Join Pioneer Works for a nourishing meal of locally-grown foods, featuring local chefs engaged in building community around wellness. Bring your own blanket or chair and enjoy a meal under the shade of Coffey Park’s tree canopy. Meals include vegetarian options, served with a beverage and a dessert. This edition of Community Lunch features Kit an' Kin.

First come, first served. Social distancing will be practiced, and this event will adhere to CDC guidelines as they are updated.

About Kit an’ Kin

Kit an’ Kin organically grew from Anya’s desire to connect with her community on Caribbean heritage and culture. As a graduate of Culinary Institute of America, Anya looked no further than her parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to continue her culinary education on the Trinidadian and Jamaican foods she lovingly ate growing up. The intergenerational exchange and stories passed down in the kitchen amidst roti clapping, stews simmering, and spices grinding became the inspiration and basis of Kit an’ Kin with Anya's family at the helm.
Kit an’ Kin operates as a culinary studio and catering kitchen with cultural programming, events, and soon-to-be online marketplace featuring homecooked meals, pepper sauce, art prints, and her debut children’s cookbook, Ackee & Saltfish. Kit an’ Kin continues to teach, document, and proudly represent Caribbeanness to the masses through food and storytelling. Follow their journey and #feastwiththefamily.

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About the Chef

Anya (she/her) is a chef, culinary anthropologist, artist, and proud daughter of Jamaican and Trinidadian parentage. She is currently illustrating and writing a series of children’s books and cookbooks highlighting food and culture in the Caribbean through her culinary studio, Kit an’ Kin. Chef Anya has been featured in Cherry Bombe "Ones to Watch," Bon Appetit, Edible Brooklyn, Detroit News, and selected as an Eater Young Guns finalist.

Community and School Programs at Pioneer Works are made possible, in part, by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.