EVENT: SheChef Launch Fundraiser



It is with much anticipation and gratitude that Chef Elle Simone Scott invites you to celebrate the launch of
SheChef, LLC.

SheChef is a pioneering movement in culinary media, arts and business. We cant wait to show you what weve been working so hard towards and the precious fruits of our labor. None of which wouldve been possible without YOU!

We want to honor our friends, family and supporters by giving you a night of entertainment, fine cuisine by Chefs Che “Gravy” Gaines and Kiku Polk from Bravo TV’s hit show Chef Roble & Co., music from

DJ Ness Digital, and tokens of our appreciation.

This is a fundraiser event so bring your generous hearts and enjoy the exclusive offerings of our silent auction!

We can’t wait to see your beautiful faces and celebrate with you as we continue to

Seed, Sow & Sustain

in SheChef.






Vendor Application Form

Sponsorship Packet


The Tour begins May 2014 and will end July 2014, with an expectancy of 1500+ attendees in each city this event will be one of the most recognized events within the culinary community in 2014! Participating vendors will also have the opportunity to sell their products/services, and most of all an event highlighting the culinary community’s Greatness! Vendors will now have TWO days to showcase their companies and brand for a very low price!

Cuisines That Will Be Featured Are: (but not limited to)

  • Southern
  • Caribbean
  • African
  • Cajun
  • Creole
  • Latin
  • American

Ways To Be Involved:

  • Vendor: You can purchase a table enclosed in our vendor form attached to this email. There are “Restaurant Partnership” Opportunities”. Receive 25% off of vendor package for forms received before January 1st, 2014!
  • Sponsor: Our lowest sponsor package is $500 (Ad Space). Ou sponsorship opportunities, depending o level, will allow you to receive a free vendors table, great marketing incentives for your business, and discounted or free ad space!
  • Ad Space: Promote your business in our event booklet!

View Footage and Photos from This Past June’s Expo Here: 

What The Expo Entail:

  • BeverageTastings
  • Food & Pastry Tastings
  • Chef Competitions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Demonstrations
  • Showcases (Event Decor, Food & Ice Sculptors, etc)
  • Scholarship Giveaway
  • Live DJ & Entertainment
  • Job Placement Opportunities
  • Culinary Arts Program Recruiting’s

Expo Run-Down:

  • 11am: Doors Open to Public
  • 12pm-3pm: Vendor Free Tasting & Samples
    Cooking Competitions (2)
  • 3pm-6pm: Vendor Shopping Experience
    Cooking Competitions (3)

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.

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.

Email us at info@blackstreetonline.com for sponsorship, vendor, media, and ticket inquiries.

The expo will be an event to remember as BLACK STREET continues to showcase GREATNESS!



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Celebrity Chef- NILKA HENDRICKS | Celebrity Chef- BARRET BEYER | Celebrity Chef- BARBIE MARSHALL | Celebrity Chef  & “CHOPPED” Winner- ROSHNI GURNANI


CEO of Mack Enterprises, LLC- Adriane Mack | Founder of Southern Classic Food & Beverage Show- Liz Pinkett  | President of MSC Event Planning- Marie S. Cothia | Co-owner and Executive Chef of Sensory Delights- Chef Alain Lemaire | Haitian Culinary Alliance Co-Founder- Stephan Durand 


Nicole Nelson | Aquarius Dawn Nancy | Tai Noelle Tropnasse | Sade Woods | Neima Belancourt

Partners & Sponsors

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“Masterchef” Josh Marks Dies at 26

Source: CNN

On Friday October 11, 2013, Joshua Marks well-known from season 3 reality cooking series  ‘MasterChef’ was pronounced dead after a self-afflicted gunshot wound according to Chicago Police. Reports have said that Marks was diagnosed with mental illnesses prior to taking his own life Friday night.

According to John Maribelli, spokesman for Chicago Police witnesses are being questioned and security cameras are being reviewed in the Chicago south side area where Marks body was found.

Upon his sudden death, Marks had recorded a public service message highlighting his mental illness for the program Make a Sound Project. Friend and founder Mike Castaneda have reacted throughout media outlets replying “I will miss Josh more than anyone will know” said Castaneda.

In addition, the foundation recently released a statement saying “he had a great heart and wanted to do what he could to help kids who struggled with thoughts of suicide or depression. He was the most kind, gentle man”.

Source: Make a Sound Project

Ultimately, Chef Marks became an integral part of The Black Culinary Expo team and contributed to making many events a success. He showed himself as an ambitious and quiet man, always willing to help those around him. At this time, our deepest thoughts and prayers are with his family who are undeniably going through such hard times.


NYC African Restaurant & Food Week!!!!



We are happy to announce that Panla and A Taste of Africa USA are hosting their first annual NY African Restaurant Week from Sunday, October 13th to Sunday, October 20th, 2013. We would like to invite you to participate in this exciting and unique opportunity which celebrates the best of African cuisine and culture.

Contact us at Partners@panla.com for more info!!!!

Please feel free to ask your friends and colleagues to support the participating restaurants and be part of the first ever NYC African Restaurant Week.

The African Restaurant & Food Week (Oct13 – 20) is a cultural event that celebrates the best of the African Cuisine, wine, chefs, artisans, restaurant owners in both African and non-African restaurants across the city.

Madiba Restaurant BUKA Nigerian Restaurant, BrooklynPonty Bistro, Jollof , Tolani , Queen of Sheba, Le Souk Harem, Les Ambassades, Shrine ,La CAYE ,Toast 105

Purchase Tickets Here!!!