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Entertaining | 1 hour ago | By Pei-Ru Keh

Jon Gray judges Wallpaper* Design Awards 2022

Jon Gray, co-founder of Black culinary collective Ghetto Gastro, talks disruption, inclusion, shaking up Museum Mile, and his pick of the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2022

From its inception in 2012, Ghetto Gastro has made a point about standing out. Co-founded by Jon Gray, Malcolm Livingston II, Pierre Serrao and Lester Walker, the Black culinary collective has been dedicated to bringing the ‘Bronx to the world, and the world to the Bronx’.

They have since served up their culinary flair and distinctive attitude through collaborations with Apple, Cartier, Instagram and Bank of America, creating food-focused experiences that verge on art. Gray serves as the firm’s CEO while veteran chefs Livingston (formerly of Noma and WD-50), Serrao (who was at Cracco in Milan) and Walker (who worked at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market in New York) bring the gastronomical prowess.

John Gray on Ghetto Gastro

Admittedly, food is simply the vehicle to spark a larger cultural convers

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