A Food Cart and Catering Jamboree will open-up the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce’s 4th annual Black Restaurant Week on Friday, Aug. 9, 5-8 p.m., at the Badger Rock Community Center.
Billed as a “Taste of Black Madison,” the event will feature sample tasting of culinary delights from all the food carts and caterers and will kick off Black Restaurant Week which will run from Sunday, Aug.11 -Sunday, Aug. 18.
“We have seen an exponential leap in food carts this season,” says Chamber spokesperson and event coordinator Milele Chikasa Anana in a press release. “This gives people a chance to show off the dishes they specialize in.”
The Madison Black Chamber of Commerce said in an announcement that they expect about 10 food carts and 10 caterers at the kick-off event at the grounds of Badger Rock. The Jamboree will feature samples, chidren’s activities, music and networking.
This year’s Black Restaurant Week theme is “Harnessing the Power of Black Excellence” and will feature original, authentic recipes from dozens of Black-owned restaurants, food carts, caterers and specialty shops all week long.
“The Madison Black Chamber started Black Restaurant Week in 2016 and several other cities have since signed on,” says Anana in a press release. “Places like Chicago, Houston and Memphis all now have Black Restaurant Week.”
Participating restaurants will include Anointed One Soul Food, Buraka Restaurant, David’s Jamaican Cuisine, Falbo Bros Pizzeria, The Kingdom Restaurant, Mcgee’s Chicken, and Savi Cafe & Catering, and more.
For more information about Black Restaurant Week, click here.