New York Times: Garden Opening Announcement!

Many thanks to the New York Times for including the opening of our garden patio in their Front Burner section.


Emma’s Torch Adds a Backyard Garden

The restaurant, which trains refugees, will soon offer backyard-to-table fare.

The chefs at Emma’s Torch will use the herbs in the new garden.

By Florence Fabricant

  • June 10, 2019

Emma’s Torch, the nonprofit Brooklyn restaurant established by Kerry Brodie to train refugees in professional kitchen and management skills, is going farm to table. With a grant from Toast, a company that provides software for restaurant systems, the backyard has been planted with herbs and some lettuce for the cooks to tend and to use. Seating will also be available in the garden.

Emma’s Torch, 345 Smith Street (Carroll Street), Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, 718-243-1222,