Black Foodie Summit
OKC BLACK EATS, is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Black Foodie Summit featuring Chef Ja’Nel Witt, Season 11 Winner of Hell’s Kitchen, at Bistro46 located at 2501 NE 23rd Street, Oklahoma City 73111 in the historic Northeast Oklahoma City. The food expo is schedule to begin at 12 noon – 6 pm on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
The growth of the 2nd Annual Black Foodie Summit will provide considerable social awareness and economic growth for local business owners and community programs, a worthy experience for all Oklahomans. The Black Foodie Summit will also offer an appeal to a target audience of affluent urban consumers consisting primarily of millennial professionals and alumni members of Greek-Lettered organizations, civic groups and entrepreneurs between the ages of 27 – 55.
Since 2017, OKC BLACK EATS has been supporting locally owned restaurants in OKC Metropolitan Area. With support from business owners and members of the community, OKC BLACK EATS programming has generated $110,000+ in sales revenue and bottom-line profits for business owners. Business owners are able to reinvest profits into their business, attract new customers and create incentive programming. Our business-to-business strategy has uncovered 45 Black-owned restaurants, 11 culinary trained chefs, 19 food trucks, & 31 home-based caterers in OKC Metro.
Our mission is to continue stimulating the local economy by circulating local dollars in predominately African/Black American communities; dedicated to producing events, culinary education, and catering employment to enhance awareness of health and social change. OKC BLACK EATS aims to embrace community service and partnerships to encourage cultural diversity and upward mobility.
Over the past 2 years, OKC Black Eats events have gained a reputation for its focus on community participation and issues relevant to social causes. Many special guest appearances have included media features and mentions in The Oklahoman, OKC Gazette, Fox 25, KOCO 5, Voyage Dallas Magazine, Community Talk Radio, numerous regional podcasts, in addition to a host of tastemakers, radio personalities and celebrities. Additional support has included The OKC Thunder, Oklahoma Contemporary Museum, Allied Arts, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Oklahoma, OKC City Councilwoman Nikki Nice.
To learn more information please visit: www.okcblackeats.com