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Black Food & Wine Experience: Food & Beverage Industry Summit

Black Food & Wine Experience: Food & Beverage Industry Summit


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

Event Info

  • Dates: June 15, 2023
  • Address: 1955 Broadway , Oakland, CA 94607
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