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I know you all have seen my post over the last few months about the upcoming Minority Chef Summit being held in Nassau Bahamas. This summit is the culmination of a dream Culinary Wonders USA  founder, and my sisterchef for life,  Erika Davis had to bring professional chefs from all over the world together to fellowship and network sharing the bond of ethnicity and love of the culinary arts.

The summit is the natural progression of an annual wine dinner Erika hosted in Jacksonville Beach, Fl for three years to support a local charity featuring all the greatest chefs in our community From Chef Joe Randall to Chef Wayne Johnson. At the 2012 dinner Erika decided to extend the event to include a 2 day mini summit. On the first night guests were treated to cocktail reception prepared by myself and 4 other phenomenal female chefs. On the second day we had a beautiful brunch, many insightful panel discussions on topis as varied as the need for more wine knowledge and service in our operations to cultural identity as a touchstone for culinary development as well as demos and meals and cocktails and fellowship that made that weekend one none of the attendees will ever forget. From that weekend friendships were formed, businesses started, conversations continued, and most importantly a strengthening of our culinary community happened.

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The 2014 Summit is the fruition of the seeds plantes in 2012. In Nassau we will be mentoring Bahamian culinary students and offering them a glimpse of culinary diversity through the intorduction of som of our most celebrated celebrity chefs, networking and sharing of the vaious goods and services our members produce, the facilitation of great conversations through panel discusiions and classes. We pland to have a blast for 4 days of sun, beaches, AMAZING food, and an opportunity to take a break from our hectic culinary lives in order to fortify our spirits.

Black Culinary History will be there preserving this history making event and our other sponsors like Cuisine Noir, Vision Cellars, Hilton Hotels, ChefWorks, Graycliff Hotels and Restaurant, The College of The Bahamas and Giliard Farms are all looking forward to supporting this beautiful event.

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On January 15, 2014 over 200 chefs of color will meet in Nassau, Bahamas , you want to be in that number, so please, if you can make the time, join us in paradise for food fellowship and history in the making. more details are available at the Minority Chef Summit website.

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