Reem Assil

Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Dyafa Oakland


Over Coffee with Summit LA Chefs: A Time for Women in Food

Nov-4th 11:30 am

Today’s food industry is fraught with challenges for female workers, from fights over fair wages and equal representation to harassment and historical omission of deserved credit. In this session, Life & Thyme Senior Editor Stef Ferrari will moderate a lively conversation with Emiliana Puyana (La Cocina), Reem Assil (Dyafa), Heena Patel (Besharam), Bricia Lopez (Guelaguetza), and Ria Dolly Barbosa (PCP) to illuminate their efforts to fight for women’s visibility and equity in the culinary world.

Dinner in The Marketplace by La Cocina and World-Class Women Chefs

Nov-3rd 7:00 pm

San Francisco-based women’s culinary incubator La Cocina and an all-star lineup of women chefs lead the kitchen on Saturday night. Celebrate an amazing set of flavors by Chefs Ria Dolly Barbosa of brilliant all-day café, PCP, Bricia Lopez of James Beard Award-winning Guelaguetza, Reem Assil of Oakland Arabic concept, Dayfa, and LA Cocina alumnus Heena Patel who will offer recipes from her native Gujarat, India.