Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival7th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 27 - May 11, 2008




A Special Culinary Event for Children

On the Occasion of April 23rd, the Children’s Day




The International Children’s Day, celebrated in many countries on different days of the year, had its origin in Turkey in 1920 and later in the World Conference for the Well-Being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925. The United Nations General Assembly recommended in 1954 with a resolution that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children and of activity promoting the welfare of the world’s children.


Join us for a special culinary event, organized specially for children and their parents as we celebrate April 23rd, the Children’s Day. 

This interactive event will introduce children ages 8-14 the Turkish cuisine. They will feel as they have traveled to Turkey as they taste local ingredients and authentic recipes, learn basic cooking techniques, and enjoy dinner together. 

Chef Özcan Ozan, owner of the Sultan’s Kitchen restaurant and author of the cookbook, The Sultan’s Kitchen, will prepare various recipes of authentic Turkish food.



Chef Ozcan Ozan grew up in İzmir, Turkey. He has been cooking for nearly forty years. Before coming to Boston he cooked professionally in Europe and Turkey, learning his craft in the traditional European fashion of working at each kitchen position until he became Executive Chef. He also attended the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris. He is a member of the James Beard Association and cooked for the 1995 James Beard Awards Dinner. His restaurant, Sultan’s Kitchen, has been profiled in the Boston Globe and was selected as the Best Turkish Restaurant in Boston for 1997 by Boston Magazine. Zagat Restaurant Survey has ranked Sultan’s Kitchen as Boston’s Best Middle Eastern Restaurant for four years. Özcan Ozan has appeared on television and radio programs in the U.S. and abroad. 


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