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This Chef Desired To Cook In A Black Establishment — Now, He’s Opening A Restaurant In A Washington D.C. Hotel Owned By America’s First Black-Woman Billionaire

Chef Kwame Onwuachi — known for the Shaw Bijou and Kith/Kin in Washington D.C., plus Tatiana in New York City — will open an Afro-Caribbean restaurant inside the Black-owned Salamander Washington D.C.

Jan 25, 2024

LeBron James Becomes Investor In Live-Streaming Culinary Platform That Aims To Be The Twitch For Chefs

LeBron James’ recent investment is taking him further into the food business. AfroTech previously reported in February that the NBA superstar’s Foundation teamed up with Old El Paso to officially open their first-ever restaurant in 2023. Now, he’s joined a new platform that is for the foodie community. Page Six reports that James became an investor in Kittch, a live-streaming platform for chefs and creators to connect, which launched on Mar. 8. After being in beta for three to four months, the platform aims to highlight famous chefs along with users having free access to their live streams of cooking from their homes or restaurants, according to the outlet. After the effects of the pandemic, Kittch’s co-founders created the idea to help rebuild upon what chefs had lost out on financially.

Mar 8, 2022

These Two Women Made 4,000 Meals a Week to Feed Disney’s NBA Bubble

The sports world was turned upside down at the beginning of the year after the COVID-19 outbreak halted all public events and games. The coronavirus presented a huge roadblock for professional sports teams who were still in the middle of their seasons, which prompted executives to band together and come up with a safe solution that would allow seasons to move forward. Back in July, the NBA turned the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL into their home for three months to launch the NBA bubble — a COVID-free isolation zone created to protect all players and workers from contracting and spreading the virus, Sporting News reports . Within the bubble, all 22 participating teams and NBA staff members were put under strict quarantine with set rules to follow to ensure everyone remained safe. Of those rules, Disney was responsible for assigning each team its own food room and a chef with the option for room service. However, it wasn’t long before complaints about the food options...

Oct 7, 2020

6 Black Chefs Using Digital Platforms to Help You Spice Things Up at Home

Everybody’s gotta eat, but not everyone knows their way around a kitchen enough to make an appetizing dish (we can tell by some of y’all’s struggle meals). However, there are men and women who know how to transform ingredients into amazingly delectable dishes while making it look magical and effortless. From conception to the plate, their mouth-watering fare pops up constantly on Instagram feeds, forcing us to step up our game. As of late, digital culinarians are building their brands and sharing their skills through cooking demos and classes to help us recreate good cuisine in the comfort of our homes. Follow these six chefs, home cooks, and eats entrepreneurs who put their heart and soul into what we all love—food. The Spice Suite (@spicesuite) Founded by DC-based chef, Angel, the Spice Suite is a one-stop haven of every exotic flavor you can imagine. If you like to add a tantalizing taste to every meal, try a thoughtfully curated SpiceBox, which includes an assortment of her most...

May 6, 2020