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The Black Food & Wine Experience will host its 6th Annual Grand Tasting in San Francisco at the iconic Ferry Building on June 17th, 2023. Founded by Chef Mimi, its mission is to provide a space where hospitality and Black excellence are cultivated, celebrated, and explored by all. The 2023 Experience will celebrate Juneteenth, a federal holiday that commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the U.S., as well as the reemergence of Black Wall Street with a focus on post-pandemic recovery for Black hospitality professionals.

Pre register for 2024- Location TBD

Schedule of Events 



VIP Dinners & BFWE23 Restaurants to Visit

Various Oakland and San Francisco Restaurants

In town for the week of festivities? We got you!


Here is a list of recommended restaurants, bars and tasting rooms to visit:


Town fare by Chef Michelle

Horns BBQ

Hi Felicia

House of Chicken & Waffles

Cupcakin Bake Shop (Desserts)

Mela's Ethopian Bistro

KinFolx (Coffee Wine & Food)

Diaspora inspired:


Sobre Mesa


Limon Oakland


Mushin Sports Bar

CocoNoir Wine Tasting Room

Wachira Wine Tasting Room

Here is the full list of Oakland's Black-owned restaurants by @visitOakland



The Afro-Caribbean Experience  

Lita's Restaurant & Bar, Walnut Creek CA

Nourish your soul and appetite as we welcome Juneteenth with Sabor Caribe, an extraordinary epicurean adventure honoring the African influence in Caribbean culture.

In partnership with Gabriela Fernandez of The Big Sip and Lita Walnut Creek, The Black Food and Wine Experience invites everyone to immerse themselves in a joyous Afro-Caribbean celebration where Chef Sean Streete will bridge his Trinidadian and Tobagonian heritage alongside Latin spices and flavors with a four-course dinner and cocktail pairing.  


Of course, no feast is complete without entertainment! Sabor Caribe will feature dancers, live music, and iconic Black & Latin community members from the greater Bay Area. Get a full taste of Afro-Caribbean culture fused with upscale Miami vibes as we come together in the heart of Walnut Creek.

Please make reservation

reservations should be made between 5pm-8pm



Black Wall Street Dinner 

Wachira Wine Tasting Room & Bar
Alameda, CA

Guests will join Chef Mimi and Special Guest Chef Lamont, and wines from wachira and treasury wine estate, the vault collection for an intimate, candlelit wine makers dinner to celebrate diversity, Juneteenth, and the legacy of Black Wall Street. 


Limited tickets are available.



Food & Beverage Industry Summit 

1955 Broadway, Oakland CA 

Join The Black Food & Wine Experience for the 2nd annual industry summit aimed at supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) Food & Beverage entrepreneurs to create the next generation of hospitality leaders through professional development.


The Summit will be led by Colleen Vincent, vice president of community for the James Beard Foundation. In addition to opportunities for community building and recruitment, this industry-focused event will feature educational panel discussions addressing topics ranging from access to entry and funding, business resources, and navigating the food and beverage industry.

2023 speakers include: 

  • Julia Collins, Planet FWD Founder & CEO

  • Sheila Hackbarth, West Region Business Development Director, Moet Hennessy USA

  • Fern Stroud, Black Vines

  • Kathryn BradHam, Moet Hennessy USA

  • Chadwick D. Spell, Chief Operating Officer, Wachira Wines

  • Alicia Kidd, Founder, CocoNoir Wine Shop + Tasting Room

  • Tory Brown, Founder, Common Grounds Gin

  • Lamont Perriman Owner Montperi Catering

  • Keba Konte, Founder, Red Bay Coffee

  • Erika Davis, Founder, The Sip



The Grand Tasting 

1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

Sample the food, wine, and cocktails of the African Diaspora at The sixth, Black Food & Wine Experience's Grand Tasting in the famed San Francisco Ferry Building. Celebrate Black culture and excellence with your fellow foodies, while tasting from celebrated and rising chefs, restaurants, winemakers, and spirit purveyors. The event will feature limited available wines, barrel samples, and culinary concepts with incomparable flavor.


Note: This event sells out every year so hurry and get your ticket today. 

The Road to the BFWE



Black Food & Wine Experience & Chef Nelson

Private loaction

Industry invite only event to celebrate, network and support diversity with the hospitality industry. Sponsored by Markers Makers.



 FOODE + Black Food & Wine Experience

Accenture San Francisco, Innovation HUB

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Black Food & Wine Experience & Bumble

Private loaction

Bumble's guest will enjoy food & wine as they mingle and get to know each other at a Black-owned wine, tasting room. This private event is exclusively for those who download the Bumble dating app. Join the website for more information.



Black Food & Wine Experience Launch Party

Private Resort
Sponsored by:  Moet Hennessy USA

Selected guest will join us for a private launch of the 6th Annual Black Food & Wine Experience.


2023 Sponsors

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