The Black Chef Summer Series (BCSS) presented by BluJeen Restaurant, is a nine-week highlight of astounding African American chefs with diverse and distinctive palettes and skill sets from across the country. The Black Chef Summer Series gives foodies the opportunity to explore the wide range of variety that these chefs have to offer. With a prix-fixe dinner set at $65, each Monday night throughout the summer Chef Irie, Chef Russell Jackson, Chef James Robinson and a host of other amazing chefs will present multiple courses filled with the flavor of Harlem along with a signature cocktail. Kicking off on Monday July 13th, guests will have the option of reserving seating at 6pm and at 9pm. The series will continue throughout the summer until September 7, 2015.
About Black Chef Summer Series:
Founded by Chef Lance Knowling, Chef Maxcel Hardy and Alize Beal, the Black Chef Summer Series focuses on promoting the diversity within the profession. In response to the 2012 article posted by the Chicago Tribune asking readers “Where are the Black chefs?” the founders felt that it was time to shed light on the increasing numbers of African Americans that are breaking barriers into the culinary industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms a 3% increase in Black chefs and head cooks from 2012 to 2013. With the increasing amount of African Americans becoming chefs and heads cooks we know that without the proper exposure it will be difficult for these chefs to truly succeed. The Black Series serves as a platform to highlight African American chefs across the country by partnering with Black owned restaurants and inviting African American chefs to take over the kitchen, they will have the opportunity to showcase their skill and diversity in their menu. To learn more about the chefs and the next city we will visit, please visit blackchefseries.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@BlackChefSeries).
About Food Bank for New York City: Food Bank for New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 63 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 275,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget.Click here to read the full post