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JBF to Participate in First-Ever Minority Chef Summit

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

April 21, 2014


Minority Chef Summit 2014

The brainchild of pastry chef, chocolatier, and instructor Erika Davis, the inaugural Minority Chef Summit is taking place in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4. Themed "Celebrating Cuisine In Paradise," chef Davis and participants aim to inspire and build community networks among culinary leaders, professionals, and aspirants. Proceeds will be donated to the College of the Bahamas culinary program, where Chef Davis has served as a teacher and mentor. 

The Minority Chef Summit will address several aspects of food culture through panels like "What Does Every Ethnic Cuisine Have in Common," moderated by JBF staffer Colleen Vincent; "Vegan, Just a Trend?" with famed vegan chef and author Bryant Terry; and "What Is a Celebrity Chef?,” a discussion about the industry’s overlooked diversity, featuring Top Chef contestant Ron Duprat and Food Network personality Jeff Henderson.

Dinners, chef demos, educational seminars, tastings, and other activities are also planned. The Summit culminates in a Sunday-evening gala dinner prepared by participating chefs and College of the Bahamas culinary students, with opening remarks from chef Davis and the Ministry of Tourism, Nassau.

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