Pascale Boucicaut was born on the island of Jamaica and grew up inside kitchens in and around Boston, New York, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She’s been working with food since she first learned that there are secrets, histories, and stories that can only be told in the kitchen.
Currently, Pascale is working on Dishes of the Diaspora, a culinary art and social change project supported by the Leeway Foundation. She is also culinary artist and co-founder of Paloma. And, she is working to design and implement a new Community Cooks cafe in the Perelman building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, for a project entitled Philadelphia Assembled. Previously, Pascale was running Yemanja, a restaurant on the island of Bastimentos, Panama. And before that, she was working as a chef in New York City.