Blind baker awarded US$25,000 for ambitious worldwide project
Monday, 24 July 2017
Penny Melville-Brown wants to use the award money to challenge people’s perceptions about being a blind chef while travelling the world connecting people through food.
British Royal Navy Veteran Penny Melville-Brown is not your average chef. First of all, she is blind. But beyond that, Penny has a deep and unique understanding of food’s ability to break down cultural barriers and to connect people – blind and sighted alike – across the globe.
“While food is a mainstay across the media and popular culture, it is almost impossible to find any inclusion of visually impaired people,” Penny says. With her Holman Prize project, Penny hopes to change that.
Watch Penny’s video below about winning the prize and her next steps: