BLACK FOODIE Week Logo 2021

WELCOME TO BLACK FOODIE WEEK!

Curious about egusi?  Wondering how to go vegan without losing your culture? We got you.

Join us as we celebrate Black food culture in the Greater Toronto Area from September 19-25th, 2021. We'll be shining a light on cuisines from across the diaspora while celebrating Black entrepreneurs, chefs, and foodies. Let's eat!

LISTEN IN

Hear from experts and industry leaders.

COOK-ALONG

Get a crash course in five unique cuisines.

SHOP 'N SUPPORT

Stock your pantry with Black-owned products at our market on September 19th.

WELCOME TO BLACK FOODIE WEEK!

Curious about egusi?  Wondering how to go vegan without losing your culture? We got you.

Join us as we celebrate Black food culture in the Greater Toronto Area from September 19-25th, 2021. We'll be shining a light on cuisines from across the diaspora while celebrating Black entrepreneurs, chefs, and foodies. Let's eat!

LISTEN IN

Hear from experts and industry leaders.

COOK-ALONG

Get a crash course in five unique cuisines.

SHOP 'N SUPPORT

Stock your pantry with Black-owned products at our market on September 19th.

BLACK FOODIE Week is proudly supported by the following partners

TAKE THE BLACK FOODIE CHALLENGE!

Use our map to find a Black-owned restaurant near you and take the BLACK FOODIE Challenge by ordering from three of them during BLACK FOODIE Week. Then, share your experience on social using the hashtag #blackfoodiechallenge.

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EXPERIENCE BRAMPTON

During BLACK FOODIE Week, you'll be able to shop Black-owned food businesses, cook-along with the city's best chefs, and get tea and tips from industry leaders.

LISTEN IN

How can traditional African and Caribbean ingredients play a role in decolonizing the food industry? What role does veganism play in the vitality of the Black community? What does it take to get Black-owned food products onto grocery store shelves? Listen to experts weigh-in on these and other questions during livestreamed discussions. Select the "All Panels" ticket bundle to be notified of upcoming sessions or head over to our Facebook page on the dates and times listed below.

Mon, Sept. 20th, 7pm EST

Preserving African and Caribbean Food Traditions

Wed, Sept. 22nd, 7pm EST

Black Veganism, Part 2

Thu, Sept. 23rd, 7pm EST

The Impact of Buying Black

In recent years, indigenous African and Caribbean ingredients like teff, fonio, sorrel, and baobab have made their way into national grocery stores thanks to Black entrepreneurs dedicated to sharing these superfoods with North American consumers. In this panel event, we’ll explore why these ingredients should be part of everyone’s diet, how the production and distribution of them are linked to women’s empowerment on the continent, and why using these ingredients are the first step to decolonizing our approach to food.

In this energizing follow-up to last year’s conversation, four panelists will discuss their connections to plant-based living and how new Black vegans can make their transitions to meat and dairy-free lifestyles easier. The conversation will also be centred around veganism as a form of liberation, and how introducing elements of a plant based diet can help heal the body from the inside out.

Watch Part 1 of this discussion here.

What does it take for a Black-owned food business to be successful in Ontario? What do investors look for when it comes to supporting new businesses? Does “buying Black” really make a difference to the Black community? In this star-studded panel of entrepreneurs and investors, four panellists will discuss the impact of shopping with Black-owned businesses and why consumers of all background should be relentless with their support.

LISTEN IN

How can traditional African and Caribbean ingredients play a role in decolonizing the food industry? What role does veganism play in the vitality of the Black community? What does it take to get Black-owned food products onto grocery store shelves? Listen to experts weigh-in on these and other questions during livestreamed discussions. Select the "All Panels" ticket bundle to be notified of upcoming sessions or head over to our Facebook page on the dates and times listed below.

Mon, Sept. 20th, 7pm EST

Preserving African and Caribbean Food Traditions

In recent years, indigenous African and Caribbean ingredients like teff, fonio, sorrel, and baobab have made their way into national grocery stores thanks to Black entrepreneurs dedicated to sharing these superfoods with North American consumers. In this panel event, we’ll explore why these ingredients should be part of everyone’s diet, how the production and distribution of them are linked to women’s empowerment on the continent, and why using these ingredients are the first step to decolonizing our approach to food.

Wed, Sept. 22nd, 7pm EST

Black Veganism, Part 2

In this energizing follow-up to last year’s conversation, four panellists will discuss their connections to plant-based living and how new Black vegans can make their transitions to meat and dairy-free lifestyles easier. The conversation will also be centred around veganism as a form of liberation, and how introducing elements of a plant-based diet can help heal the body from the inside out.

Watch Part 1 of this discussion here.

Thu, Sept. 23rd, 7pm EST

The Impact of Buying Black

Giving a voice to Black vegans in Toronto, this panel will explore the ways that Afro-Caribbean diets can be easily adjusted to include more plant-based elements and will discuss the history and future of ancestral foods in the diets of African peoples. Featuring commentary from Abena Offeh Gyimah of Addablooms, Afia Amoako of The Canadian African food blog, and Joe Guild Thomas, founder of Black Vegans of Toronto. Moderated by spoken word artist Randall Adjei.

COOK-ALONG

This week, we're bringing you five express courses in Afro-Caribbean cuisine courtesy of some our favourite chefs, authors, and food experts. Select your favourite session or join them all via our Facebook page to learn more about the classic flavours and techniques unique to each culture. Make sure to buy an "All Cook-alongs" ticket on Eventbrite to get the ingredients list ahead of each class.

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    CHEFS PROFILES

Tue, Sept. 21st, 12pm EST


The World of Honey with Ken Benjamin

  • a dish of ackee, saltfish, and roasted breadfruit

    noelc BFWchef

Tue, Sept. 21st, 6pm EST


Jamaican Eats with Noel Cunningham

  • a platter of injera with various vegetable stews

    nazah BFWchef

Wed, Sept. 23th, 5pm EST

Eritrean Delights with Naza Hasebenebi

  • FT NIGERIAN

    ft BFWchef

Fri, Sept. 24th, 6pm EST

Nigerian Fusion with FTaiwo

  • BAHAMIAN

    raquelf BFWchef

Sat, Sept. 25th, 3pm EST

Bahamian Classics with Raquel Fox

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    philmang BFWchef

Sat, Sept. 25th, 5pm EST

Barbudan Flavas with Philman George

COOK-ALONG

This week we're bringing you five express courses in Afro-Caribbean cuisine courtesy of some our favourite chefs, authors, and food experts. Select your favourite session or join them all via our Facebook page to learn more about the classic flavours and techniques unique to each culture. Make sure to buy an "All Cook-alongs" ticket to get the ingredients list ahead of each class.

  • honey
Tue, Sept 21, 12pm EST

The World of Honey with Ken Benjamin

  • a dish of ackee, saltfish, and roasted breadfruit
Tue, Sept 21, 6pm EST

Jamaican Eats with Noel Cunningham

  • a platter of injera with various vegetable stews
Thu, Sept. 23rd, 6pm EST


Eritrean Delights with Naza Hasebenebi

  • FT NIGERIAN
Fri, Sept. 24th, 6pm EST

Nigerian Fusion with FTaiwo

  • BAHAMIAN
Sat, Sept. 25th, 3pm EST

Bahamian Classics with Raquel Fox

  • programming images bfw1
Sat, Sept. 25th, 5pm EST

Barbudan Flavas with Philman George

SHOP 'N SUPPORT

Kick off BLACK FOODIE Week on Saturday September 19th with our free in-person market where you can pick up snacks and stock your pantry with products from Black-owned businesses. Join us from 11am-7pm at Stackt Market in downtown Toronto to get a taste of the BLACK FOODIE event experience.

Not in the GTA? You're in luck! Download the exclusive BLACK FOODIE culinary passport below to explore Black-owned businesses, restaurants, and pop-ups in Dufferin County, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa, and more!

  • BFW Market Sept 19 2021
Sun, Sept. 19th, 11am-7pm EST

The BLACK FOODIE Market

  • The Great Taste of Ontario passport
Exclusive Feature!

The BLACK FOODIE Culinary Passport

SHOP 'N SUPPORT

Kick off BLACK FOODIE Week on Saturday September 19th with our free in-person market where you can pick up snacks and stock your pantry with products from Black-owned businesses. Join us from 11am-7pm at Stackt Market in downtown Toronto  get a taste of the BLACK FOODIE event experience.
 
Not in the GTA? You're in luck! Download the exclusive BLACK FOODIE culinary passport below to explore Black-owned businesses, restaurants, and pop-ups in Dufferin County, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa, and more!
  • BFW Market Sept 19 2021
Sun, Sept. 19th, 11am-7pm EST

The BLACK FOODIE Market

  • The Great Taste of Ontario passport
Exclusive Feature!

The BLACK FOODIE Culinary Passport

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