Immigration Nerds Talk About Immigrant Food and Gastro-Advocacy

In this week’s episode of the Immigration Nerds podcast, we welcome Peter Schechter and Téa Ivanovic, the co-founder and chief operating officer of Washington, DC’s first cause-casual restaurant, Immigrant Food.

Their space, steps from the White House, is part restaurant, gathering place, educational resource, and advocacy meet-up, and was founded with a focus on the immigrant community and forming meaningful partnerships with local NGOs. Peter and Téa share their path to gastroadvocacy, their hope for other businesses to lean into social causes, and how they’ve navigated and grown through the pandemic, with major thanks to their immigrant team.