Events & Appearances

From keynote speeches & industry panels
to cooking demos & collaboration dinners,
check out Reem’s past appearances,
and collaborate on future ones!


Featured Appearances

"We need to be working towards true innovation ... where more people are allowed to fail so that we can get closer to our true selves.” // READ MORE //

Young Guns Summit 2019 


The View from the Kitchen

Summer 2019

“Food is inherently political. Our food is a marker of our cultural identity... you cannot separate one from the other.” // HEAR MORE //

Food & Entrepreneurship Conference 2018

Keynote Speaker

“Reem’s is a place where you can imagine a different way for the world to run, where those in the margins are at the center.” 

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Past Appearances

The following is a highlights list of Reem's past appearances since 2017:

  • Allied Media Conference 2020

  • Arabee SAWA Camp 2020

  • Toronto Palestine Film Festival 2020

  • Charleston Food & Wine 2020

  • Museum of African Diaspora Decolonize Your Food 2020

  • CIA Worlds of Flavor 2019

  • We Are La Cocina Book Tour 2019

  • Iconoclast Dinner Series Honoree @ James Beard House 2019

  • Philly Chef Conference 2019

  • La Cocina Conference 2015-2018

  • InspireSF Small Business Conference 2018

  • F&B Voices from the Kitchen 2019

  • Punch Spirit Forward 2019 Series

  • Eater Young Guns Summit 2019

  • Sofra Daymeh, Los Angeles 2019

  • Macy’s Culinary Council 2019

  • Portland Feast (Bon Appetit) 2018 & 2019

  • Healthyish Summit. Brooklyn 2018

  • Aspen Food and Wine Festival 2018

  • Culinary Institute of America World of Flavors 2018 

  • NYT Voices from the Kitchen (YBCA) 2018

  • James Beard Taste of America. SF 2018​

  • LA18 Summit

  • Real Food Real Stories 2017

  • Assymetrical Table. NYC 2017

ChefsFeed Chefstival - Livestream Benefit for SF New Deal
May 24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Past Events
Ode to Kitchen Matriarchs
Thu, Oct 24
James Beard Foundation
Oct 24, 2019, 7:00 PM
James Beard Foundation, 167 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
Chef Reem cooks at the James Beard House. Even though women have been captains of the kitchen far longer than men, too many are forgotten by history or glossed over in favor of their male counterparts.
Hot Luck Road Trip: Oakland (Afternoon)
Sun, Oct 13
4505 Burgers & BBQ MacArthur
Oct 13, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
4505 Burgers & BBQ MacArthur, 3506 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619, USA
Feast with with Chef Reem and others! Created by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin (Franklin Barbecue, Loro), Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland, it is a one of a kind finger-licking & finger-picking good time.
San Francisco Street Food Festival
Sat, Oct 12
The Power Station
Oct 12, 2019, 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM
The Power Station, 420 23rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
La Cocina's San Francisco Street Food Festival is a vibrant celebration of community, culture, and entrepreneurial spirit featuring 50+ chefs and restaurants. Come for a full day of eating and drinking, and stay for an event that promotes equity for women, immigrant, and POC-owned businesses.
Cali-Pali-Pino brunch
Sun, Sep 08
Sep 08, 2019, 11:20 PM – Sep 09, 2019, 3:00 PM
LASA, 727 N Broadway #120, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sunday in LA @reem.assil will be throwing down at @lasa_la And @pcpla for a Cali-Pali-Pino style brunch. Come through for those #baytola flavors stay for the Palestinian and Filipino food combos your tastebuds can only dream about. Seating is limited so make your reservations soon!
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