Stories of Our Work
Feast of Resistance
An intentional community building across generations through the act of cooking with love, offering to our ancestors, remembering cultural rituals, and sharing meals with joy.
2nd Annual Say Mê Tết (2018) - Description
Hosted by QTViệt Cafe & VietUnity-East Bay: Although Tết (lunar new year) - a time in which the Việt community celebrates our ancestors who have fought colonialism and imperialism while honoring land and people through food - has just past, VietUnity - East Bay and QTViet Cafe carry on with the year of resistance by grounding ourselves in food and stories. This year feast featuring dishes from the members of Say Tết People's Cookbook, a cohort of QTViệt documenting, celebrating, and sharing the foodways and recipes of our families and/or loved ones during the 2018 tết year as a pathway to organizing and creating a cultural healing hub. In a state of say mê// passion, this intimate feast and series of cooking workshops aim to deepen intergenerational bonds and discussions surrounding the intersections of being Vietnamese and being Queer and/or Trans in the context of Tết. In collectively prepping and enjoying a meal full of love, care, lots of laughter and power to feed your souls, we aim to connect with our roots and with each other in this Year of the Earth Dog.
1st Annual Tết (2017) - Description
Hosted by VietUnity and QTViet Cafe: Although Tết (lunar new year) - a time in which the Vietnamese community celebrates our ancestors who have fought colonialism and imperialism while honoring land and people through food - has just past, VietUnity and QTViet Cafe carry on with the year of resistance by grounding ourselves in food and stories. We’re teaming up with community elders to learn about their favorite Vietnamese recipes and cook you a meal full of love, care, lots of laughter and power to feed your souls. We will also have performances from community members as well as providing space for OPEN MIC.
QTViệt by Night
A Queer and Trans Vietnamese (QTViệt) adaptation of Paris By Night, a popular Vietnamese musical and comical variety show. We provide an unapologetic platform for and by QTViệt artists.
QTViệt Pop ups
Started as a food pop up, QTViệt Cafe offers delicious treats infused with Vietnamese flavors, including our coconut pandan lolliwaffle, at local QPOC events. We hope to cater and deliver these foods at your convenience in the near future!
Our mission is to serve and uplift the QTViet community, one bite at a time.