ABOUT

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Objective: The Expo is to highlight, showcase, and honor the greatness which Individuals, Businesses, & Organizations within the Black culinary community possess as well as re-introducing and highlighting key individuals who have dedicated themselves passionately to this industry. BLACK STREET also hopes to introduce opportunities to eager and willing individuals who anticipate to one day be a professional within the culinary industry.

Summary: The Expo is the first of its kind. This unique event was created specifically is to introduce to the Black community the momentous efforts of individuals, business, and organizations that are daily excelling within the culinary industry. We believe in some way the community is not well informed or aware of the many facets this industry provides and how much involved those like us are. The Black Culinary Expo was created to not only showcase these individuals, businesses, and organizations but also provide an outlet where they can directly cater to their targeted market allowing, exposure, promotions and a growth in business and awareness. Most importantly, BLACK STREET wants to encourage future Caterers, Chefs, & culinary Entrepreneurs.

The day will be filled with entertainment for both kids and adults, food demonstrations by professionals, cooking classes, chefs competing for the “BCE Master Chef” title, Food & Beverage Tastings (pastries, sweets, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, tea, coffee, etc…) from the hours of 10am until 1pm, etiquette courses, job placement representation, culinary school recruitment, eating contests, and many more activities. From 1pm until 5pm vendors will have the opportunity to sell their products/services. Following the expo at 7pm an honorary reception will be held to honor individuals who are pioneers within the culinary industry. Schools will also have the opportunity to display their culinary skills at the reception.

BLACK STREET will award three deserving students with a scholarship for the passion and drive for a culinary career that successfully submitted all materials in response to the scholarship contest. Winners will be chosen and announced by selected judges prior to the expo. The organization hopes to provide promising opportunities to future students, current chefs, and the creation of beneficial business relationships. Lastly, BLACK STREET will honor individuals who represent the essence of greatness within their businesses, the culinary industry, and most importantly—the Black Community. A portion of the proceeds will go to an organization that caters feeding the less fortunate. More information is to follow.

Email us at info{at}blackstreetonline{dot}com for sponsorship, vendor, media, and ticket inquiries.

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BLACK STREET  is an online publication catered to showcasing greatness within the Black community. In the past, we have honored: Actor & Humanitarian- Isaiah Washington | Black Girls Rock Founder- Beverly Bond |9x’s Grammy Award Winning Producer- Bryan Michael Cox | Essence Magazine’s Editor At Large- Mikki Taylor | Russell Simmons Political Director & Global Grind’s Co-President- Michael Skolnik | BET’s Editorial Brand Manager & Image Activist- Michaela Angela Davis. Many of those whom we’ve honored and awarded, have worked for and/or with notable brands such as the Obama Administration, BET, CNN, MSNBC, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, NY TIMES, Essence Magazine, BRAVO TV, TV One, Food Network, Black Enterprise, New York Urban League, NBC, the renown television show: SMASH, Mike Bloomberg, NAACP and many more!

Although there are many outlets catered to the Black community, not many showcase individuals the way shown on the website. With an extensive mission, they plan to cater to their community through many facets. Be it mentorship programs, fundraisers for non-profits, panel discussions, and various other empowering and uplifting projects. Not merely a website, BLACK STREET is well on it’s way to becoming a movement.

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2 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. I love this! I am actually doing an event with the same concept. I’ve done expos specifically for minority businesses, however, I’m moving in the direction of the food industry. Please give me a call to discuss some possible ideas. I’m all about adding value!

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