During their 2022 “More Than Just a Week” campaign and to continue their mission of celebrating Black-owned food businesses, Black Restaurant Week is presenting NOSH Culinary Showcase at State Farm Arena on Friday, August 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“We’re very excited to host Black Restaurant Week here at State Farm Arena this year,” said Joe Schafer, Senior Executive Chef for Levy at State Farm Arena. “There are a lot of Black-owned restaurants, caterers, food trucks, and other hospitality businesses in Atlanta that simply don’t get the recognition they deserve, and this is a chance to put a spotlight on them. This should be a night of amazing food, drinks, and fun as these great chefs demonstrate their passion under one roof!”
Black Restaurant Week’s third culinary showcase in Atlanta provides awareness of diverse culinary talents and the potential to help secure future business opportunities. NOSH will transport guests’ tastebuds to the African diaspora, as they experience hundreds of dishes boasting African, African-American, and Caribbean flavors.
“It’s the communal table effect,” says Warren Luckett, co-founder of BRW. “We want to bring everyone together through the love of food. African-Americans make up less than 10% of restaurant owners and managers in the U.S. Our mission is to provide a platform that calls for inclusion in the industry and exposes and elevates Black-owned businesses. We appreciate State Farm Arena for taking bolder attempts in presenting cultural events to their community.”
Atlanta’s premiere Black chefs and caterers will exhibit multiple tasting stations and live chef demonstrations in a festive environment filled with entertainment, music, and cocktails.
“We are excited to collaborate with Black Restaurant Week to uplift and celebrate Black-owned restaurants and culinary artists in Atlanta,” said Camye Mackey, EVP and Chief People, Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Hawks and State Farm Arena. “We are passionate about celebrating the communities who support us, and we believe that this one-night event at State Farm Arena will be a delightful experience with delicious food.”
Tickets can be secured for the showcase on Eventbrite by visiting blackrestaurantweeks.com.