Building on last year’s success, food media brand and creative agency BLACK FOODIE will be hosting its second edition of BLACK FOODIE Week, a celebration of Black food and culture.
TORONTO, Ontario – From September 19th to September 25th, BLACK FOODIE will be hosting its second edition of BLACK FOODIE Week (BFW). This week-long celebration aims to showcase the diversity of Black food culture through digital activations hosted on BLACK FOODIE’s website and social media channels. In addition, this year will include an in-person event in Toronto to kick off the week.
With the support of title sponsor Interac Corp., and supporting partners including the City of Brampton, The Culinary Tourism Alliance, Canadian Tire Corporation, The Great Taste of Ontario program, and Restaurants Canada, BFW will feature interactive segments profiling and promoting Black chefs, food entrepreneurs, businesses, and Black food culture. It will invite Torontonians to explore Black-owned businesses and restaurants and embrace the diversity and creativity that defines the city’s Black culinary scene.
“The success of last year’s BFW is a testament to the city’s enthusiastic support of the Black communities and underscores the idea that in the GTA, multiculturalism is truly our strength” shares Elle Asiedu, COO at BLACK FOODIE. “We’re thrilled to host this event again this year and create an opportunity for our fans and followers to connect with Black entrepreneurs and influencers from across the BLACK FOODIE network.”
Through various digital content pieces like cook-alongs, panel discussions, and a virtual honey tasting with artisan brand Lignum Honey, BFW will demystify African and Caribbean cuisine, and more importantly, expand the public’s understanding of their depth and complexity. Notable event guests include chef and author Raquel Fox of Island Gurl Foods, Chef Bashir Munye, and Andrew McBarnett, Co-Founder of Neale’s Sweet N’ Nice Ice Cream.
BFW was first created in 2020 to support Black-owned businesses struggling through pandemic lockdowns and amplify the city’s Black entrepreneurs and culinary experts. Having reached over 20 million people through print, digital, and social features, BFW and its events were immediately successful.
As Eden Hagos, Founder of BLACK FOODIE, explains, “We want BLACK FOODIE Week to drive the general public into Black-owned businesses to taste the diaspora and help make Toronto a must-visit city to explore Black food culture.”
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