Celebrating 35 years of African American accomplishments
  • Alex Askew
    President, BCAGlobal (formerly Black Culinarian Alliance)
    New York, New York
  • Tia Berry
    Manager, American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart® Kitchen
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Toni Tipton-Martin
    Food and Nutrition Journalist, Author, Community Activist
    Austin, Texas; and Denver, Colorado
  • Matthew Raiford
    CheFarmer, Gilliard Farms; The Farmer & The Larder
    Brunswick, Georgia
  • Rodney K. Taylor
    Director of Food and Nutrition Services Fairfax County Public Schools
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Leah Chase
    Chef, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant; Philanthropist; “Queen of Creole Cuisine”
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • James “Chef JR” Robinson
    Celebrity Chef; Owner of KitchenCray
    New York, New York
  • Elle Simone Scott
    Food Stylist, Culinary Producer, Founder of SheChef
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Haile Thomas
    Youth Health Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Jr. Chef Founder and Executive Director, The HAPPY Organization, Inc.
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Bryant Terry
    Author, Educator and Food Justice Advocate Chef-in-Residence, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco
    Oakland, California
  • Kashia Cave
    Founder and Chef, My City Kitchen, Inc.
    Meriden, Connecticut
  • Maxcel Hardy III
    Private Chef; Entrepreneur – Chef Max Miami catering company Chef Max Designs – Chef Coats; Philanthropist; Founder, One Chef Can 86 Hunger Foundation; Author
    Miami, Florida; and New York, New York