Food is a window to cultural diversity that helps shape our experiences and identities. The annual Creole Food Festival continues the experience by showcasing an all star lineup of creole chefs, cuisines and beverages from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America, American South and South America on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at the Ancient Spanish Monastery, 16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL from 3pm to 8pm.
“Creole Food Festival was created as a platform to highlight the talents of black and brown chefs. With the culinary industry being predominantly male and white, we were intentional about showcasing female chefs of color. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 22.8% of chefs and head cooks in 2021 were women. We want to showcase the multicultural salad that Miami has to offer while celebrating what unites us through food,” says co-founder Fabrice Armand.
Founded in 2018 in New York City by Fabrice Armand and Elkair Balla, the Creole Food Festival uses culinary excellence as a unifying thread that will include new inspirations from renowned chefs:
- Christina Coupet (Haiti)- Food Network Chopped Grand Champion 21
- Grace Ramirez (Venezuela)-World Wide Ambassador Zacapa Rum
- Airis Johnson (New Orleans)-Food Network Chopped Champion
- Cynthia Verna aka Chef Thia (Haiti)-Winner of Embassy Chef Challenge
- Snegugu Kikine (South Africa)-Restaurant Winner GagasiShero 22
- Amina Ly (West-Africa, French, Italian)-Contestant Food Network Alex vs America
- Catherine Hinds (Jamaica, Trinidad) Contestant Cutthroat
- Rose Jean (Haiti) Owner of Rose the Chef
Creole Food Festival will also feature immersive activations of food sampling, exotic beverages and food demos with live music, local chef village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. Sponsors include Kreyol Essence, LS Creme, The Miami Guide and Yelp.