Global Eats is an annual international culinary fundraiser that started in 2018 and is hosted by Dorcas International. As the largest non-profit agency working to empower immigrants and refugees for almost 100 years, Dorcas International created this fundraiser to support its work and to honor the vibrancy of Rhode Island’s diverse community.

This unique event features renowned local chefs who recreate family dishes from Dorcas International’s Global Cookbook, filled with recipes collected from the people it serves. These Global dishes, from countries such as Guatemala, Eritrea, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Portugal, aim to take you on a culinary journey around the world from right here in R.I. In May 2018, the event took place in Fete Music Hall and attracted more than 500 guests.

May 2018 Chef List: Alberto E. Lopez Lara (The Dorrance), Antonio Franco (Basta), Bill Andrews (Leon’s Café & Catering), Billy Manzo (Federal Hill Pizza), Camilla Baffoni (Pan-A-Day), Cesin Curi (Los Andes), Don Nguyen (Ocean State Oyster Festival), Jennifer Behm-Lazzarini (RED FIN Crudo + Kitchen), Julio Lazzarini (RED FIN Crudo + Kitchen), Jason Timothy (Troop), Karl Guggenmos (WACS Certified Global Master Chef and Dean Emeritus of the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University), Maria Meza (El Rancho Grande), Matthew MacCartney (Fish), Noah Metnick (Waterman Grille), Teddy Newcomer (XO Café), and Todd Schiller (Whole Foods Market).   

Proceeds will go to funding the vital programs and initiatives that Dorcas International offers, which are driven by a commitment to promote diversity and to strengthen acceptance in Rhode Island.

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities in 2019, please contact the organizing committee at


General Inquiries: | Global Eats 2019 Sponsorship:

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, 645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907-1435 |  (401) 784-8600 

Proceed benefiting Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island programs and initiatives

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