#AllBlackWeekend in the Bay started with hashtags: #BlackPantherSoLit #WakandaForever #FoodArtLoveNoir & ended with a BANG!
The premiere of Black Panther was a prelude to our, Food Art & Love event. With so much #BlackLove in the Bay Area and all the people who came from other states to be a part of the premiere the anticipation was insurmountable.
Saturday night in the International Suite at Oakstop in Oakland was the first Food, Art & Love Noir.
An evening of amazing food, art, music, spoken word, silent auction, raffles and more, presented by Fifty Seven North & NoPrints.
We brought out some of the Bay Area’s best to give attendees a night of culture, for us and by us.
Chef Satia of Fifty Seven North offered up hors d’oeuvres & bottomless mimosas & bellinis. Some of the offerings included food from their menu: jerk rib tips, rice pilaf, lamb meatballs & gouda grit cakes w/fire prawns.
Randy Babb of NoPrints premiered new pieces and showcased his vast collection of prints, canvases, jewelry and more. Guests walked away with prints he auctioned off and won an original piece in the raffle.
Several artists volunteered their time, art & expertise to this event and we are thankful. Thank you to everyone that came out and made this night magical. We look forward to seeing you in June at the next Food Art & Love Noir.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR ESTEEMED PHOTOGRAPHER @AESTHETICSONASH FOR CAPTURING US IN THIS AMAZING SPACE.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2018 IN THE INTERNATIONAL SUITE 1721 BROADWAY OAKLAND 6PM-10PM…COME GET YOUR CULTURE ON!!! LOCAL BAY ARTISTS, CHEFS & VENDORS ARE EXCITED TO SHARE THEIR CANVASES WITH YOU!!
This is an event for True Lovers of Food, Art & Love
Come out and partake in a night of Love …Food, Art, Music, Performances and more.
Amazing offerings by local Chefs.
Soak up some of the most amazing artists’ creative works…
There will be a silent auction, raffles, complimentary drinks, dancers, an open mic…and much more
If you can’t hear it, then get the wax utensils Write my rhymes straight up, don’t get with no fancy stencils The rhymes we get is sweet, we stay away from tart Our perfection is at work, perking up the art…
I attended Episcopal Community Services annual CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Services) Gala which directly helps support the culinary program in San Francisco. A culinary program that I myself graduated from last year. I attended the Gala last year as a student and it was an instant manifestation on my culinary path….and it was EPIC!!!
The restaurants and mentors that lend their time, resources and essentially their livelihoods to the CHEFS program are unmatched. Whether they are coming in as guest Chefs or providing the students with certain skill sets that are beneficial far past the kitchen. There’s also in-kitchen, hands-on training and an internship at a local restaurant or institutional kitchen settings. It extends to helping with housing, life skills, that go beyond just classroom instruction.
#CHEFSGalaSF supports programming beyond CHEFS and gives a platform to the disparities plaguing the city and abroad. This years gala raised over $400,000 in their efforts, which surpass putting people to work in the culinary field. It has given people who would have otherwise checked out a meaningful opportunity to give back to society. For some of us, it was an opportunity to acknowledge our gifts and to expand on them.
Back to the GALA…I had a blast
I arrived this year as a fan, a foodie, a proud alumni of such an amazing program and so many phenomenal CHEFS, restaurants and philanthropists in one room for one reason…to ensure resources are available to help in the fight against homelessness.
Bespoke San Francisco hosted this years event and it was emceed by Leslie Sbrocco for the fourth year in a row. some of thee best restaurants that San Francisco has to offer were in attendance. YUMMERZ👅 I look forward to what the Chefs come up with and they did not disappoint. The food was beyond amazing. The students themselves participated and hands down had two of the best cuisines served that evening. I kept going back for the Thai bite with the candied ginger…SOOO GOOD. Chef Corina and Chef Harold led an amazing team for this year event. The presentations were inspiring and inventive. In particular for me Commonwealth served Smoked Mussels w/Squid Ink Cracker, Fermented Garlic Aioli and Wild Fennel. AMAZING!!! They were hidden amongst mussel shells…so creative…and delicious
#CHEFSGalaSF supports programming beyond CHEFS through auctions and the support of San Francisco.