Second Annual Black Restaurant Week Returns to Atlanta Sept. 2-16, 2018

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ATLANTA - Aug 23, 2018 - On Sept. 2-16, 2018, Black Restaurant Week is coming back to Atlanta for the second time. Named Best Bright Idea from Atlanta Magazine, these series of events highlight restaurants, food truck owners, bartenders and chefs with a goal to stimulate growth of African-American-owned and managed culinary businesses and farms in Atlanta, Georgia. 

“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, Morehouse grad and 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 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. 

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. We also look forward to showcasing the multitude of diversity that exists on the food scene with both community staples and hidden gems.

Warren Luckett

Founder of Black Restaurant Week LLC

Below are a series of events BRW will curate:

Restaurant Week Showcase: Sept. 2-16, 2018
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, 2018 | 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
Sept. 11, 2018 | Parlor-ATL, 249-A Peters Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
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 four courses and wine pairings. 

Nosh: Culinary Showcase: The Diverse Culinary Talent of Africans and African Americans
Sept. 13, 2018 | 595 North Event Center, 595 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 
Our Nosh Culinary Showcase honors 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 sponsored by Maker’s Mark
Sept. 13, 2018 | 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, 2018 | Atlanta Food Truck Park, 1850 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Come experience the Fun and Food Trucks. Music by some of Atlanta’s hottest DJs. A variety of food trucks will be present serving everything from Juicy Wings to Sweets.

About Black Restaurant Week
Black Restaurant Week LLC is committed to the education and awareness of the Black Culinary Industry in the U.S. To achieve its mission of growth in the culinary industry, BRW aims to create experiences that will cater to a diverse culture of tastemakers, professionals and area foodies looking for exposure to delicious food and exquisite wines. In addition to Atlanta, BRW is currently held in Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New Orleans. For more information about the upcoming events, ticket information or to register as a business, please visit www.atlbrw.com, their Facebook page: Black Restaurant Week or Instagram: BlackRestaurantWeek.

For interviews, chef demonstrations and press passes, please contact:

Ashley Jernigan
JDB Hospitality LLC
510-812-5728
ashley@jdbhospitality.com  

Source : Black Restaurant Week LLC

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