Culinary stories with Chefs Reem Assil, A05, and Arun Gupta, A05

Location: Dosa on Fillmore | 1700 Fillmore St. San Francisco, California 94115

Date: September 17, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sponsor: Tufts Alumni San Francisco

Cost: $25

**A small addition of seats are now available due to popular demand. Registration is first come, first served.**


The Bay Area is know for its rich culinary history, from the influx of cultures to the bounty of produce in the region. Today, many of the country’s top chefs are here in our backyard. Join fellow alumni for a conversation with rising Bay Area chefs, Reem Assil, A05, and Arun Gupta, A05, who will discuss with journalist Sarah Feldberg, A06, their paths to cooking and how they’re making their mark on the Bay Area culinary scene. 


Reem Assil is a chef and owner of Reem’s California in Oakland, California, inspired by her passion for the flavors of Arab street-corner bakeries and vibrant communities surrounding them. Before dedicating herself to a culinary career, Reem spent a decade as a community and labor organizer in the Bay Area, and is guided by social justice values in the work she does. Reem was a 2018 & 2019 James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef West, Star Chefs 2019 Rising Star Restaurateur, San Francisco Magazine and Thrillest 2019 Chef of the Year, and San Francisco Chronicle's 2017 Rising Star Chef.  

Arun Gupta is the executive chef at DOSA, working with locally sourced produce to create dishes with traditional Indian flavors. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Arun was in the restaurant industry in NYC for over a decade, first at Gramercy Tavern, and then Chef de Cuisine at Maysville. Arun has always focused on using fresh ingredients and developing strong connections with farmers. Arun first fell in love with cooking while studying abroad in France. After a semester of long dinners with his French host family, Arun got the bug and started cooking for himself and his friends.

Sarah Feldberg is the SF Chronicle's Assistant Features Editor. She is an award-winning editor and writer who has covered travel, news, lifestyle, sports and entertainment for National Geographic, The Atlantic, NPR, the BBC, Afar and ESPN. Before moving to the Bay Area, Sarah lived in Las Vegas for seven years, where she was editor-in-chief of Las Vegas Weekly.

Date/time:  Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8:30pm.
Location:  Dosa on Fillmore (1700 Fillmore at Post St., San Francisco, CA 94115. 
Cost: $25/person

Space is limited. RSVP by Thursday, September 12. 

Questions?  Please contact Pauline Eveillard at, or Jabaree Dunham-Carson in the Office of Alumni Relations at