Media Advisory: Philly's Immigrant Chefs Come Together for Global Tastes

Several delicious looking meals with Global Tastes menu

Philadelphia, PA — At Global Tastes, hundreds will gather to celebrate Philadelphia’s immigrant communities. More than 20 local restaurants — including Hardena, Kampar Kitchen, and South Philly Barbacoa — are participating, and the event will feature global entertainment and dance (see full list below). WHYY’s Maiken Scott will emcee. Global Tastes benefits Nationalities Service Center, a Philadelphia institution that has served immigrants and made the city a more inclusive, diverse place for more than 100 years.

Philadelphia was recently named a Certified Welcoming City, a designation that comes amid a national climate that is increasingly hostile to immigrants. 

“Like the people we serve, we are resilient,” says NSC Executive Director Margaret O’Sullivan. “Events like Global Tastes not only generate needed revenue so that we can help newcomers establish solid, sustainable, and dignified futures, but they also invite the broader Philadelphia community to reflect on and celebrate what immigrants bring to our city.”

At Global Tastes, NSC is honoring Thi Phan, Esq., Senior Advisor and Executive Consultant at Cigna, for her contributions to the health services field and advocating for culturally appropriate services for immigrants and refugees, and Robert F. Smith, Regional Vice President of Community Impact at Comcast, a champion for digital literacy and inclusion.

What:              Global Tastes

When:              Thursday, April 27, 2023, VIP 6-7 PM, sponsored by Brulee Catering; General event 7-10 PM

Where:            The Quorum at the University City Science Center, 3675 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Contact:          Steven Larín, NSC Deputy Director,, 215-609-1530


About Nationalities Service Center 

NSC serves 5,000 immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia area each year. We offer comprehensive services in language access, legal protections, community integration, employment and health and wellness. For over 100 years, NSC has never wavered from our founding commitment to assist all newcomers with building a solid foundation for a self-sustaining and dignified future. Read more at

2023 Participating Restaurants

  • Bloomsday Café
  • Cake Life Bake Shop 
  • El Merkury
  • Everybody Eats
  • Hardena
  • Honeysuckle Provisions
  • Jammie’s Creative Food Services
  • Kampar
  • Kampar Kitchen & Càphê Roasters
  • Kings & Queens Liberian Cuisine 
  • Malooga Middle Eastern
  • Margie's Cuisine
  • PhillyTacos
  • Pita Chip Philly
  • Reggae Reggae Vibes
  • Reuby
  • South Philly Barbacoa
  • Sri’s Company
  • Tambayan
  • The Wonton Project


  • Maiken Scott, WHYY, emcee
  • Ballet Folklórico Yaretzi
  • M’oudswing
  • Philadelphia Suns – Lion Dancers
  • The Voloshky School of Ukrainian Dance


  • Morgan Lewis with Jim & Mimi McKenzie
  • Phil Straus & Margaret Harris
  • Teresa Wallace & John Chou
  • Comcast
  • Bentley Systems
  • Janet & John Haas
  • Reed Smith
  • Tait Weller
  • Albrecht Events
  • Athena Global Advisors
  • Blank Rome
  • Eckert Seamens Cherin & Mellott, LLC
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Intealth
  • Landau Hess Simon Choi & Doebley
  • Shannon McClure Roberts
  • Penn Medicine
  • TD Bank
  • Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • Troutman Pepper
  • WSFS Cares Foundation
  • Brulee Catering