A Taste of Black History- The Business of Food in the Black Community

A Taste of Black History- The Business of Food in the Black Community

Saturday, February 27, 2021 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (EST)


Secret Ingredients to Success

Food – it has played a central role in the Black culture, community – and it has been a key part of our business success. What better time than Black History Month to celebrate and learn about our heritage, and about today’s food industry challenges and successes than by joining together to support the local Black-owned food business community and enjoy an amazing live event?

Choose from Afro, Caribbean, Ethiopian, Jamaican and other cuisines
Learn about the role that food has played in our heritage and culture
Listen to current challenges and creative responses of local leaders in the black restaurant and food business, and Join in smaller breakout sessions for continued connecting.

Facilitated by noted storyteller Arthuretta Martin, attendees will be able to enjoy a virtual lunch with featured speakers: 

Corey Holeman- Holeman Enterprises 

Steven Jones- Founder, Eastern Shore Agriculture Sustains, Inc.- Understanding the Food Chain

Tambra Raye Stevenson- WANDA. Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetic & Agriculture- To Eat or Not to Eat? Breaking down your relationship with food. 

Derrick Wood- Mayor of Dumfries, VA- Politics and Food

Warren Thompson- Thompson Hospitality- Building an Empire in the Food Industry

Visit the website for details and to connect with our presenters and restaurants!



Registration: Members: $15 per household. Community at large: $20 per household

Event Contact
Sheila Dixon
Saturday, February 27, 2021 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (EST)
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