Community Lunch: Kia Damon, Lalito

Join Pioneer Works staff, artists-in-residence, and friends in our garden for lunch. Each event spotlights a local chef or culinary organization. This month’s lunch features chef Kia Damon.

The lunch menu will include Turmeric Spiced Roasted Chickpeas, Not Grandma’s Potato Salad, Grilled Fava Beans with Mint, Achiote Wings, and Lemon-Sorghum Bars. All lunches will come with a beverage. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.

Kia Damon is a Florida-born, self-taught chef turned executive chef in Chinatown, Manhattan. Kia began her journey doing pop ups and dinner parties. Now, she runs the eclectic, Latin-Caribbean inspired restaurant, Lalito, that is reapproaching the way people look at foods of the diaspora. Through cooking, she hopes to continue to break boundaries and create a new normal for women, people of color, and her QTPOC community.


Community programs at Pioneer Works are made possible in part through the generous support of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.