Different Cultures, One Direction

BCAGlobal is a membership-based organization that provides a direct link between professionals and young people of color seeking careers in the food service, restaurant, and hospitality industries.



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2017 Global Food & Wine Event

Are you looking for the best restaurateurs, chefs, food and beverage entrepreneurs and caterers?  You'll find the top diversity talent in food and beverage at BCAGlobal's Food & Wine Event 2017.


Friday May 5, 2017
Guastavino's, 409 East 59th Street (between First and York Avenue) New York, NY 10022

Click Here to purchase tickets for 2017 Global Food & Wine Event. To apply to be a presenter, or donate to BCAGlobal, contact us at info@bcaglobal.org. We hope to see you there. 


Are you a woman who really knows how to cook?

BCA Global is beginning an 8-week training course for women who are interested in becoming caterers and entrepreneurs. The February 2017 class is now closed.

To be placed on waiting list for next training course, please email us at programs@bcaglobal.org.

About BCAGlobal

Mission Statement
BCA Global connects culinary and food professionals with career opportunities and provides the resources needed to advance the young diverse talent in the industry.

Our Mission
We encourage students of color to explore the fulfilling and challenging world of high-end food service and hospitality through on-the-job training, professional networking, guidance from industry-leading chefs and restaurateurs and by encouraging open discussions about diversity and cultural awareness with hiring managers throughout the food & beverage industry.

Our Vision
Our vision is to make young men and women of color aware of the tremendous opportunities for growth available in the food and beverage industry. The U.S. Department of Labor projects 10% growth for the food and beverage industry over the next ten years, with an estimated 400,000 new jobs being added to the sector over the same period of time. By connecting young students of color with leading chefs and food service professionals, BCAGlobal helps reduce the barriers to entry and educational costs for men and women of color seeking well-paying and sustainable careers.


Latest News

BCAGlobal Founder Alex Askew Honored by Aetna

Aetna honored 12 African-American chefs in its Flavors of Community calendar project. Our founder was Mr. January! Check out his recipe for Chili-Dusted Pan-Seared Chicken Medallions with Roasted Apple & Black-Eyed Pea Relish.





Healthy Eating & Urban Agriculture Sustainability Initiative

BCAGlobal is working hard to bring healthy, safe, and sustainably-grown foods to people of color living in urban environments. Access to clean, healthy, safely and sustainably grown food is a human right. Learn about our project with McEnroe Farms.

If you are a farmer, food co-op, or sustainable food producer, we want to work with you! info@bcaglobal.org

Culinary Mentorship Program

Fast track your culinary career with our Culinary Mentorship Program. After completing this program, you will have a built-in peer support network, valuable experience and a validation letter from BCAGlobal that will open doors and speed up the hiring process with our partner organizations. BCAGlobal partners with the best names in culinary, hospitality and food services including CompassUSA, Sodexo, Marriott, the Food Network and many others.

Contact us today to learn how you can fast track your culinary career with our Culinary Mentorship Program.