Speaker Sessions: Katlin & Mohsin Kazmi and Chef T on Melding Traditions in Appalachian Foodways - The Birthplace of Country Music
Loading station info...
Loading Events
    [0] => museum
    [1] => speaker-series

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Speaker Sessions: Katlin & Mohsin Kazmi and Chef T on Melding Traditions in Appalachian Foodways

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Katlin and Mohsin Kazmi of The Pakalachian and Chef T of Union 41.

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum (in-person); YouTube (virtual)

Cost: Free and open to the public


Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. for our monthly Speaker Sessions with Katlin & Mohsin Kazmi (The Pakalachian Food Truck) and Chef T (Union 41 Bristol). This program will explore how these regional chefs meld different cultural traditions with Appalachian foodways to create a wonderful and tasty dining experience – from food on the road to a meal in a historic bus station!

Please note: For those attending virtually via YouTube, the live stream will originate on the Radio Bristol YouTube channel after 6:50pm EST.  If you load the channel page before 6:50pm, and the live stream does not automatically appear, please refresh the page after 6:50pm.

About Katlin and Mohsin: The Pakalachian Food Truck

Katlin Wohlford Kazmi is the Executive Director of the Region VII Virtual Academy and co-owner of The Pakalachian Food Truck. Katlin obtained her Masters in Education from the University of Virginia in 2012 and her Educational Specialist in Policy and Administration from Virginia Tech in 2014. Climbing the educational ladder from teacher to assistant principal, she now works collaboratively with 18 rural school divisions in Virginia’s Region 7. Named as one of 2020’s 40 under Forty in the Business Journal of the Tri-Cities, Katlin advocates for creating opportunities to keep hardworking people living and working in the mountains she calls home. Most recently, Katlin co-founded To The Brim, a nonprofit aiming to provide economic opportunities and cultural experiences to the people of Southwest Virginia.

Mohsin Kazmi is an entrepreneur, public speaker, food truck owner, and conservation photographer specializing in tropical jungle ecosystems. Mohsin graduated with his Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech. He is CEO and Board Member of Junglekeepers, a nonprofit working in the Madre de Dios region of Peru to protect 50,000 hectares of rainforest and create sustainable opportunities for local Peruvians. Mohsin helped build Tamandua Expeditions, a conservation-based ecotourism company that specializes in educational trips to the same region of Peru. Mohsin is a two-time TEDx Speaker and a published conservation photographer. His photography has been featured in Mongabay, Environment 360, Ecology.com, The Rainforest Alliance, New York Times, and The United Nations International Forum on Forests, among others.  Locally, he is the Resident Naturalist and Marketing Photographer for Nicewonder Farms and Vineyards and co-owner of The Pakalachian Food Truck.

About Chef T: Union 41 Bristol

With a passion for food that began as a child when she watched her grandmother feed their community from her tiny kitchen on the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Chef T has become a decorated and respected Chef within the food service industry. As a founder of “Chef T Culinary Concepts,” she strives to provide her culinary vision and love of food to those that she cooks with as well as those that she serves. Her best-selling cookbook PARADIGM: A Macro Manifesto to Food, is a lifestyle cookbook that further honors her vision of food as a celebration of life. She is the owner and Executive Chef of Union 41 Bristol.


March 12
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:


Birthplace of Country Music Museum
101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
+ Google Map