On Sept. 2-16, 2018, the nationally recognized campaign, Black Restaurant Week, LLC., will host its second annual two-week showcase using a combination of awareness and education events to stimulate the growth of African American owned culinary businesses and farms in Atlanta, GA.

The Nosh Culinary Showcase hosted by local television anchors Brittany Miller and Aiyana Cristal honors the talented executive chefs and caterers of Atlanta by showing the diverse cultures and culinary talent that Atlanta has to offer. WNBA Player Angel McCoughtry will be judging a bartending competition sponsored by Makers Mark, which will feature cocktails that highlight the bold flavors from the African diaspora.

“We are excited to showcase the partnerships we established in the Atlanta Black culinary community last year through our restaurant showcase and series of events.  It is also important that culinary professionals have an opportunity to leverage this platform to grow their business throughout the year.” Warren Luckett, the founder of BRW stated, “We also look forward to showcasing the multitude of diversity that exists on the food scene with both community staples and hidden gems.” 

Registration is now open to restaurants, food truck owners, bartenders, chefs and caterers representing a diverse selection of African, Caribbean, Creole, Cajun, Vegetarian, Seafood, Southern, and BBQ cuisine. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Family Agriculture Resource Management Service (F.A.R.M.S.) food bank program which purchases produce from small farmers to be donated to food banks and local food shelters.

Below are a series of events BRW will curate:

• Restaurant Week Showcase (Sept. 2-16)
For the entire two weeks, diners will enjoy pre-fixe fine dining menus for just $35 – $45 per person or casual dining menus for $15 – $25 per person from participating restaurants.

• Aroma: Culinary Panel Discussion: Growing the Culinary Industry (Sept. 6)
Bytes, 848 Spring Street Northwest, #Suite A Atlanta, Georgia 30305
This event will highlight women who have successfully navigated the field in a variety of ways including catering, restaurant ownership, or food truck ownership. Experts will offer advice on ways to get started in the industry, raising capital, and managing a successful business operation.

• The Art of Flavor: Pop Up Dinner: The Creative Culinary Talents of Chef Jarvis Belton (Date TBA)
Chef Jarvis Belton is the highlighted chef of our exclusive Art of Flavor pop up dinner. As the chef for Google, he had the opportunity to produce food for many interesting clients and utilize his creativity in many different ways. The Art of Flavor dinner includes 4 courses and wine pairings. 

• Nosh: Culinary Showcase: The Diverse Culinary Talent of Africans and African Americans (Sept. 13)
595 North Event Center, 595 North Avenue NW Atlanta, GA 30318 

Our Nosh Culinary Showcase honor’s the talented executive chefs and caterers of Atlanta by showing the diverse cultures and culinary talent that Atlanta has to offer.

• Power of the Palate Bartender Competition: The Craft of Cocktails (Sept. 13)
595 North Event Center, 595 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 
Bartenders and other mixologists create some eclectic cocktails that highlight the bold flavors from the African diaspora in our Power of the Palate bartending competition 

• SoundBites Food Truck Festival: Food Truck Industry Growth (Sept. 15)
Atlanta Food Truck Park, 1850 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Come experience the Fun, Food Trucks and Live Music by some of Atlanta’s hottest DJs. A variety of food trucks will be present serving everything from Juicy Wings to Sweets. 

For more information about the upcoming events, ticket information or to register as a business, please visit www.atlbrw.com.

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