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Join us this November for the fifth season of the Seaport Food Lab presented by Chase Sapphire®, featuring menus from slow food advocate Pierce Abernathy, Bon Appétit’s former senior food editor and Test Kitchen host Christina Chaey, and Chef & Founding Director of Yardy World DeVonn Francis. Exploring themes of culture and community, this year’s event is a chance to enjoy culinary creativity at its very best in an intimate setting.

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Event Info

Pierce Abernathy
November 2 – 5, 2022

Christina Chaey
November 9 – 12, 2022

DeVonn Francis
November 16 – 19, 2022

Doors Open: 5:45PM
Event Starts: 6:00PM

Location: 19 Fulton Street

Meet the Chefs

Pierce Abernathy Headshot


November 2 – 5

Pierce Abernathy is a cook, recipe developer, content creator, and slow-food advocate currently based in New York. Through his seasonal, plant-forward recipes, he shares popular vignettes of his cooking in the hope of inspiring others in the kitchen. Pierce encourages people to play an active role in their food systems and feel more connected to the earth by managing food waste, foraging, and developing relationships with local farms. Largely self taught, his path in the culinary arts was carved by a combination of his own curiosity, a seasonal approach to food, and his Armenian heritage.


Christina Chaey headshot


November 9 – 12

Christina Chaey is a recipe developer, writer, and editor. Most recently, she was the senior food editor at Bon Appétit, where she spent her days in the BA Test Kitchen dreaming up recipes for home cooks and hosting its popular video series on YouTube. Christina developed a deep love for sustainably farmed, local, and seasonal produce as a line cook at the now-closed Untitled at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she worked under executive chef Suzanne Cupps. When Christina isn’t developing recipes, she’s riding all around NYC on her bike or experimenting with sourdough.


Devonn Francis headshot


November 16 – 19

DeVonn Francis is a chef and the founding director of Yardy World, a culinary studio that specializes in creating experiential food events and reimagining Caribbean cuisine. Dedicated to expanding mainstream knowledge of the food he grew up eating through the lens of history and culture, DeVonn uses food as a medium to foster dialogue and increase visibility for queer and migrant communities. Originally an artist, DeVonn Francis has partnered with fashion houses such as Gucci, Converse, and Burberry, and appeared on Selena Gomez’s HBO Max cooking show.