Meet Tarik Abdullah - chef, community activist, and founder of Feed The People. This Seattle native has been cooking for 20+ years between Los Angeles and his home, the “Evergreen” state. Growing up in a community of various cultures - spanning from the Middle East to South East Asia, and Africa to the Mediterranean - spices have always been the inspiration of his cooking, while the passion and “hard work” ethic came from his parents. Through his love for food, he has brought communities together with his platforms such as Midnight Mecca and After Dark, incorporating youth by giving them opportunities through food. He has garnered media attention throughout the US from his project Guide to Washington with Vice, to receiving the 2018 Mayor’s Art Award for his continued community work. Along with other local chefs, Tarik has formed the Seattle Community Kitchen Collective to offer free meals for those in need, which Tarik also does with his project Feed the People Community Kitchen.