6th Annual Black Food & Wine Experience
Created by Chef Mimi, The Black Food & Wine Experience is an annual mission-driven week long event bridging food, beverage, education, health, and Black culture. Our mission is to provide a space where Black Food Culture can be explored by all.
The Afro-Caribbean Experience – June 13 (5 & 8 p.m.) Lita’s Restaurant & Bar Nourish your soul and appetite as we welcome Juneteenth with Sabor Caribe, an extraordinary epicurean adventure honoring the African influence in Caribbean culture. Two seatings are available at 5 and 8p.m., respectively. Plus a Carribean dance celebration inbetween two seating, starting at 7pm.
Black Wall Street Dinner – June 14 (7-10 p.m.) Oakland Museum of California. Guests will join Chef Mimi and Chef Michelle of Town Fare at the Oakland Museum of California for an intimate, candlelit Tastemakers dinner to celebrate diversity, Juneteenth, and the legacy of Black Wall Street. Wear all Black Food & Beverage Industry Summit – June 15 (5-8 p.m.) 1955 Broadway in Oakland Join The Black Food & Wine Experience for the 2nd annual industry summit aimed at supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color)
Food & Beverage entrepreneurs to create the next generation of hospitality leaders through professional development. Limited tickets are available. The Summit will be led by Colleen Vincent, vice president of community for the James Beard Foundation. In addition to opportunities for community building and recruitment, this industry-focused event will feature educational panel discussions addressing topics ranging from access to entry and funding, business resources, and navigating the food and beverage industry.
The Grand Tasting – June 17, 2023 – 7-11 p.m. – San Francisco Ferry Building Sample the food, wine and cocktails of the African Diaspora at The Black Food & Wine Experience’s Grand Tasting in the famed San Francisco Ferry Building. Celebrate Black culture and excellence with your fellow foodies while tasting from celebrated and rising chefs and restaurants and winemakers and spirit purveyors. The event will feature limited availability wines, barrel samples and culinary concepts with incomparable flavor not to mention live entertainment and activations. . Dress to Impress in your finest Dresses, Suits and Sneakers. Be bold and express yourself! . Dress to Impress in your finest Dresses, Suits and Sneakers. Be bold and express yourself!