About Us

  • About Us

    Cooking for the Culture is a collaborative dinner series featuring line ups of some of  Philadelphia’s emerging African-American chefs. This dinner series will explore ways to enhance opportunities for African-American chefs and bring people together to talk about creating more equal opportunity in the food industry.

    Come join us for cocktail hour + networking mixer an exclusive opportunity to try signature bites + cocktails. Following cocktail hour will be our 10 course dinner executed by some Philadelphia’s emerging African-American chefs.

    Our line up...

    Kurt Evans (South)

    Elijah Milligan (Au Terroir Exp )

    Joy Parham-Thomas (Malvern Buttery)

    Lauren Smith ( Citizens Bank Park)

    Omar Tate (Peaches Shrimp & Crab)

    Gregory Headon (Starr Restaurants)

    Aziza Young (Private Chef)

    Chris Paul (Everything We Eat)

    Victor Pinckney (Private Chef)

    Stephanie Willis (Eat Prep Love)

    Robert Toland (Terrain Cafe)

    Malik Ali (Ralph’s Cafe)

    Jennifer Turnage ( Philadelphia University


    Portion of the proceeds will go to sponsoring a young African American chef looking to further their culinary career.