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Hungry Black Man Culinary Week and Conference

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Friday, December 8, 2017 - 13:00
1020 NW 163rd St
1020 Northwest 163rd Street
Miami Gardens
FL
33169
US


The Hungry Black Man Culinary Week and Conference


The Hungry Black Man (www.thehungryblackman.com) Culinary Week and Conference (HBMCWC) – South Florida Edition, is a four-day event to educate, explore, and celebrate the minority food and drink entrepreneurial space through highlighting inspiring keynotes from industry leaders, engaging workshops, panel discussions, competitions, and culinary happenings.


 


The conference offers attendees exciting discussion and sage advice on innovation, grit, business development, products, services, and technology while providing them with a platform to exchange ideas, connect with other influential stakeholders and create lasting business relationships. Ultimately, The HBMCWC seeks to enhance and sustain a more inclusive culinary ecosystem through economic growth in support of Black, Brown, and Women driven businesses within the food and drink space by way of effective solutions, resources, and opportunities as a part of this amazing conference.


 Purchase Conference Pass and Day Pass Tickets here on Eventbrite. Individual Event Tickets Available at the Door.



Thursday, December 7






The Black Chef Kitchen Takeover Opening Luncheon! 


Event Type: Workshop Luncheon


Cost at the Door: $20.00 


Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm 


Location: Yarumba Restaurant & Lounge - 4740 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33014


 


Ever wondered what would happened if an acclaimed Black Chef took over a local kitchen to create an amazing multicourse meal? It’s the restaurant take-over of your dreams! Join us as we celebrate the Black Food Ecosystem over great conversation with food and drink industry experts and professionals!  




The Art of the Start: How to Successfully Begin Your Journey and Get Funds to Open Your Food Business 


Event Type: Panel Workshop  


Cost at the Door: $10.00 


Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm 


Location: EcoTech Visions – 1020 NW 163rd Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33169


 


Everyone tells you that your Pound Cake is so good it should be sold worldwide. The problem is, you have no idea how to get started! Or you’ve been selling baked goods, dinners or other food products from home and want to become legit - get incorporated and find the best way to get your business off the ground. Perhaps you’re the type that needs to know all the research first before making the initial move. If any of these sounds like you, then don’t miss this first workshop! Hear from nationally renowned legal and business experts along with successful Black Food and Drink Professionals on how to get your business going and growing.


 


Your Food Made Me Sick and I’m Going to Sue You: How to Minimize Risk and Legal Issues in Your Food Business 


Event Type: Panel Workshop  


Cost at the Door: $10.00 


Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm 


Location: EcoTech Visions – 1020 NW 163rd Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33169


 


Creating a profitable food business can be exciting and fun, but even with the raw ingredients for success, your restaurant, bar, or food business may be one situation away from closing its doors for good. That's why running a strong food business means preparing for the worst, too – from kitchen fires, sporting event copyright and employee issues, food spoilage, to allergic reactions and liquor liability lawsuits, it’s best to be prepared. This workshop will provide risk management strategies that can reduce the risk of liability lawsuits that can prevent your business from thriving.


 


Restaurateur Confessional Dinner: From Fine Dining to Food Trucks—the Secret to Success, Sustainability, and Growth as a Black Food Entrepreneur


Event Type: Panel Discussion Dinner  


Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm 


Cost at the Door: $35.00 


Location: Yarumba Restaurant & Lounge - 4740 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33014


Whether you’ve just opened a new food business or you’ve been open for years—this dinner you don’t want to miss. A one stop shop for anyone wanting to increase profits, gain loyal customers, recruit dynamic staff, or work with major companies in the food or drink industry—this panel will feature Black food and drink entrepreneurs from various disciplines who have successfully opened and expanded their food and drink brands resulting in economic success and growth. Come pick their brains and here how you can do it to! Join us for this amazing discussion while enjoying a Chef Inspired multicourse Dinner!




 


Friday, December 8






Incorporating Healthy Options in Black Owned Eateries and the Growth of Veganism in the Black Community Luncheon! 


Event Type: Panel Discussion Luncheon  


Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm 


Cost at the Door: $20.00 


Location: Awash Ethiopian Restaurant – Miami Gardens  


 


Food deserts are a commonality in Black communities. However, these communities still host a cadre of small to midsized Black take-out joints, BBQ stands, and soul food spots. Can these establishments offer healthy, yet delicious options that are affordable to help improve the health of our communities? Come hear from local Black restaurateurs who opened plant based and healthy themed eateries within Black communities and have seen success in profits for their business and the health of their customers. Featuring an amazing lunch by Chef Inka of Awash Ethiopian Restaurant. Vegan options are available at this luncheon.  


 


Black Food and Technology: How to Maximize Profits Using Technology in Your Food Business


Event Type: Workshop


Time: 4:30pm – 515:pm


Location: EcoTech Visions – 1020 NW 163rd Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33169


Cost at the Door: $10.00


With the advent of technology in the food delivery arena with companies like Uber Eats, how can Black owned eateries take advantage of this trend to assist in gaining new digital customers? Additionally, what new technologies exist that can help reduce cost, improve services, shorten logistics, and streamline services? Come hear from Black Food entrepreneurs who have successfully made substantial income utilizing technology in their South Florida Food Business. This immersive workshop will provide you with tools and strategies that lead to significant growth.


 


How to Operate a Legal and Successful Food Business from Your Home Kitchen 


Event Type: Panel Workshop   


Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm 


Cost at the Door: $10.00 


Location: EcoTech Visions – 1020 NW 163rd Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33169


 


Trap Kitchens are simply food and drink businesses that are fully operated out of your home. However, many of these businesses are not legal, placing both the patrons and the operator at great risk! Come to this engaging symposium and learn from experts how you can legally sell from your home and how to scale your business to gain more customers. Also, sample some amazing homemade goods from some local and successful Home Based Food Businesses (HBFB). 


 


From Recipe to Storefront: How to Get Your Individual Food Product on the Shelves at Major Stores


Event Type: Workshop


Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm 


Cost at the Door: $10.00 


Location: EcoTech Visions – 1020 NW 163rd Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33169


 So, you make bomb ass banana bread or your cook sweet potato pies for your church and everyone tells you how you would blow Patti Labelle’s pies right off the shelves! But how do you get started? What is the first step? How do you engage the Walmart’s, Publix, and Costcos in selling your product? This workshop is for you, start-ups, aspiring food entrepreneurs, small business/restaurant or other food establishment owners interested in launching a food product and getting it into stores or online to small food manufacturers who want to grow their business.


 


The Death of the Instagram Dinner Sale: Taking Your Weekend Dinner Sale or Home Kitchen to a Money-Making Enterprise


Event Type: Symposium Dinner 


Cost at the Door: $35.00 


Time: 7:30pm – 9:15pm 


Location: Yarumba Restaurant & Lounge - 4740 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33014


 


Sit with experts in various fields of marketing, law, health, culinary art, business development in sharing knowledge on how to transition from selling dinners out of your home to developing a legal and lucrative food businesses. This is a one stop shop for anyone truly interested in starting a catering company, restaurant, or food service. This will be an engaging symposium with some of the nation’s leading voices in the food and drink business.


 


Black Food Late Happy Hour Spades Tournament @ Black Basel


Event Type: Recreational    


Time: 9:30pm – Midnight 


Cost at the Door: $20


LocationYarumba Restaurant & Lounge - 4740 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33014




Join food artists, chefs, culinary professionals, art and food enthusiasts as we celebrate local the Black Food Ecosystem while enjoying amazing cocktails by a surprise celebrity African-American mixologist and a spades tournament that will leave you breathless! We also will have a spades tournament with a $500 prize to the winning team, so don’t forget to register to enter the competition!






Saturday, December 8




Creating Superior Customer Service and Respect in Black Owned Restaurants within Urban Neighborhoods


Event Type:  Discussion Breakfast    


Time: 10:00am – 11:30am


Cost at the Door: $20.00 or Conference Pass


Location: Yarumba Restaurant & Lounge - 4740 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33014


A study from North Carolina State University shows that more than one-third of restaurant servers discriminate against African-American customers. This feeling can cause an array of negative feeling for Black diners. What happens then, when these same diners experience bad service at any of the thousands of Black owned eateries and food businesses? This double whammy is a recipe for failure. Avoid this pitfall by attending this engaging workshop where you can learn from some of the brightest minds in the customer service field, how to properly train and guide yourself and employees for improved and acceptable customer service 365! Join us for this amazing discussion while enjoying a Chef Inspired multicourse lunch!




The Great American Bake Sale & Competition – Presented by Miami Finga Licking


Event Type: Competition and Bake Sale


Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm 


Cost at the Door: $10.00 


Location: Betty T. Ferguson Complex - 3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056


 Join food artist, chefs, culinary professionals, art and food enthusiasts as we celebrate the amazing talent and skill of South Florida Black Bakers, Pastry Chefs, and Confectioners as you indulge in amazing baked goods from savory pot pies to cookies and red velvet cake! This is not to be missed!




International Black Food & Wine Festival Sneak Peek:


Black Basel in the Gardens featuring The Black Chef, Artist, & Mixologist Cooking Cypher


Event Type: Recreation   


Time: 7:00pm – Midnight  


Cost at the Door: $10.00


Location: Betty T. Ferguson Complex - 3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056




It may be Art Basel on the other side of town, but Soul Basel is where the fun is! This is the event you’ve been waiting for! Art in every form from singing, cooking, drinking, and of course visually will be invoked, celebrated, and consumed at this interactive close out party. Imagine Art Walk with Soul and Chefs…yeah, that’s pretty much what to expect! Come eat and vote for your favorite chef and mixologist creation at this unique and innovative event. Black chefs and mixologists will be coming to you around the clock, announcing their dishes and having you sample until you can’t event look at another plate. Topping it off, you’ll sample amazing cocktails, straight form the African-American mixologist recipe book over 100 years in the making. Finally, we will vote on an Artist who captures the essence of true Black Culinary Excellence.





Sunday, December 10




International Black Food & Wine Festival Sneak Peek: The Food Sermon Presents Church Mother vs. Chef Dinner


Event Type: Recreation   


Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Cost at the Door: $35.00 


Location: Yarumba Restaurant & Lounge - 4740 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33014




It’s finally here. The epic battle. In the Black community, there is very little else as sacred as Grandma’s cooking and the Church. This entire day is dedicated to the culinary journeys of grandmas, church mothers and of course, the lonely chef in an epic battle of culinary skills, taste and nostalgia! Who will be victorious? This is a must experience event!

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