EBONY Magazine Recognizes Top Black Chefs With The 2nd Annual ‘Taste of EBONY’ Event in Chicago

EBONY Magazine presents the second-annual Taste of EBONY, a premiere culinary extravaganza featuring leading African American chefs, restaurant and food industry experts from across the country.


The Taste of EBONY celebrates the unheralded contributions Blacks have made to the world of culinary arts. It further serves as a catalyst for people of color, particularly a younger generation, to view the many facets of the food industry as a viable path toward pursuing prestigious careers.


From Chicago to Los Angeles to New York and beyond, 20 food industry experts will offer a diverse array of culinary creations. Participating alongside the best of the best, celebrity chefs from TV One, The Food Network, Discovery Home, and Bravo’s Top Chef will offer a wide variety of dishes.


“The Taste of EBONY shines the light on the immeasurable contributions of leading Black chefs from around the globe,” said Linda Johnson Rice, President and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company. “African-American chefs and restaurateurs have established a solid history in the food and wine industries, and EBONY will provide the necessary platform to showcase a vast amount of incredible talent.”


The evening entails a culinary show and tasting hosted by Bill Bellamy of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and TV One’s Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes. Bellamy will intertwine his comedic talent with the culinary cast and attendees throughout the evening during this special segment


Co-Chairs Marcus Samuelsson, celebrity and executive chef/TV host and owner, Aquavit, New York, G. Garvin, executive chef/TV Host, Turn Up the Heat — TV One, Los Angeles; and Jeff Henderson, NY Times best seller/executive chef, Las Vegas will present the Culinary Show. Charlotte Lyons, EBONY Magazine Food Editor and Author of The New EBONY Cookbook is the event’s culinary director.

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