PHILADEPHIA, PA - Chef Jose Garces has reopened Volver Cultural Campus after being closed since March 2020. With the reopening comes a ground-breaking new Chefs in Residency Program that will feature the talents of seven rising star, minority chefs, focusing on chefs impacted by the pandemic.

Volver's new Chefs in Residency Program features a who's who of rising talent for the next 12 months - with each chef being able to fundraise through Volver for their current or future projects.

Funds raised will help provide seed money and financial support for three of Philly's next big restaurants through this program.

The inaugural Chefs in Residency invited for the 2021-2022 season will include Chef Kiki Aranita from Poi Dog Philly, Chef Phila Lorn from Terrain Glen Mills, Chef Jezabel Careaga from Jezabel's, Chef Jennifer Zavala of Juana Tamale, Chef Alex Yoon of Little Fish and Chef Dane DeMarco of Sonny's Cocktail Bar and Wine Dive.

Each Chef in Residency will showcase their top signature dishes on the Volvér menu for six to eight weeks, alongside Chef Garces' signature French-inspired dishes.

Chef Kiki Arantia will start her residency on October 6th - with Chef Phila Lorn to follow on December 1st.


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