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The Black Food & Wine Experience will host it's 6th Annual Grand Tasting in San Francisco, CA, at the Historical 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.

Schedule of Events 



VIP Dinners & BFWE23 Restaurants to Visits

Various Oakland & San francisco Restaurants 

In town for the Week Long of Festivites? We got you! Here is a list of recommended restaurants, bars and tasting rooms to visit.

Here is our top suggested restaurant to dine:

Our Top Recommendation

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


Limons Oakland


Mushin Sports Bar

CocoNoir Wine Tasting Room

Wachira Wine Tasting Room

Here is the full list of Oakland's Black Owned Restaurants



Black & LatinX Solidarity Dinner

Lita's Restaurant & Bar Walnut Creek

Enjoy an multi course dinner and tequila cocktail pairing.

 Afro-Latin dinner to bridge the intersectionality around Afro Latin culture and Food inspired by Chef Sean of Lita's Walnut Creek produced by Chef Mimi and Gabriela Fernandez of the BIG SIP and LatinX Wine industrySummit at Lita's Restaurant Walnut Creek.

Two seating 5:30pm & 8pm will be available

Tickets available April 15th, 2023



Black Wall Street Dinner

TownFare by Chef Michelle

 Invited guests will join Chef Mimi and Chef Michelle of Town Fare at the Oakland Museum for a Tastemakers intimate Candle light dinner to celebrate diversity and juneteenth with a celebration of our ancestors and Black Wall Street. Limited Tickets will be available April 15th, 2023



Food & Beverage Industry Summit 

location: 1955 Broadway, Oakland Ca 94612

Join The Black Food & Wine Experience for its inaugural 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 industry educational event will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions to address topics ranging from building customer service, access to funding, and opportunities for recruitment. This year's theme is the resurrection of Black Wall Street post-Covid. Who comes back? What are available resources and opportunities? Who has access? How do we build moving forward? 

2023 speakers include: 

  • Julia Collins, Planet FWD Founder & CEO

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

  • Fern Stroud, Black Vines

  • Kai Nortey, Kube Nice Cream

  • Dr. Chris Wachira, Owner of Wachira Wines and Karibu Wine Lounge

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

  • Alicia Kidd, CocoNoir

  • Julian Peebles and Tory Brown, Common Grounds Gin

  • Lamont Perriman Owner Montperi Catering



The Grand Tasting 

San Francisco, CA Ferry Building 1 Ferry Building

Sample the food, wine and cocktails of the African Diaspora at The Black Food & Wine Experience's Grand Tasting in the heart of Oakland. Celebrate Black culture and excellence with your fellow foodies while tasting from rising chefs and restaurants, winemakers and spirit purveyors. The event will feature limited availability wines, sexy cocktails, culinary concepts with incomparable flavor not to mention live entertainment and activations.

This event sales out every year.

The Road to the BFWE



Black Food & Wine Experience Launch Party

Private Resort
Sponsored by Hennessy & Moet  

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



Black Food & Wine Experience & Bumble

Private loaction

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

2022 Sponsors

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