Educating a new breed of restaurants: Growing the Restaurant Industry
Aroma: Restaurant Panel Discussion
Location: Negril Village: 30 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Date: August 1, 2017
A hard reality is that many restaurants fail during their first year, frequently due to a lack of planning. Atlanta Black Restaurant Week will host a panel of restaurant industry and business leaders to share their knowledge about entering the restaurant business. Experts will offer advice on ways to get started in the industry, raising capital, and managing a successful business operation.
Food Truck Industry Growth
Sound Bites: Food Truck Festival
Location: Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market 1850 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Date: August 5, 2017
The food truck scene had evolved over the years to go from serving cheap meals to offering high-quality food for all types of individuals. Many highly skilled executive chefs are opening food trucks as a means to owning an affordable restaurant operation. Food trucks have launched some successful brick and mortar by creating a high following of foodies, investors and other supporters. We want to promote those food truck businesses during the Black Restaurant Week campaign.
Showcasing Diverse Culinary Talent of Africans and African Americans
Nosh: Culinary Showcase
Location: 595 North Avenue NW Atlanta, Ga. 30318
Date: August 10, 2017
BRW strives to bring awareness about the talented executive chefs and caterers in the city of Atlanta. Atlanta has a plethora of executive chefs and caterers whom do not own their own restaurant. Our Nosh Culinary Showcase allows Black Restaurant Week to honor them during our Black Restaurant Week campaign. The catering and private chef industry is very competitive, so it is important to create awareness of their talent and support their businesses.
Awards will be given to:
The Best Food Bite
The Best Overall Showcase Display
The Craft of Cocktails
Power of the Palate: Bartender Competition
Location: League Tavern 30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Date: August 12, 2017
Consumers are looking for fresh and local ingredients in their glass. The biggest trends in bartending is the sourcing of local ingredients and producing electric beverages. Attendees can expect these bartenders and other mixologists to create some eclectic cocktails that highlight the bold flavors from the African diaspora in our Power of the Palate bartending competition during Black Restaurant Week campaign.
I’ll see you there!