20th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Dinner November 08, 2013
The BCA’s Cultural Awareness Salute and Black Tie Gala will be held Friday November 8th, 2013, at Guastavino’s Midtown in NYC. Now celebrating the 20th Anniversary, the event will honor the achievements of people of color in the hospitality and culinary industry. This year\'s theme of \"Global Immersion” will focus on a deeper understanding of global diversity in the foodservice, culinary and hospitality industries. It will also provide a space for networking and dialogue about the....
Emmy Award Winner Dan Bowens named Master of Ceremonies for BCA’s 19th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Gala April 21, 2012
BCA is pleased to announce, Emmy Award-Winning Fox 5 New York reporter, Dan Bowens, will host the 19th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Gala April 21, 2012 at Guastavino’s NYC. An active member within the NY/NJ communities, Mr. Bowens will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this event which will feature speakers including Ira Kaplan, CEO Irinox and Crystal Langdon, Author of Keep the Curls – Empowering Women Personally and Professionally. The Industries foremost pastry and baking arts....
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• Urban Health and Wellness to be addressed at BCA 17th Annual Black Tie in New York City with Top Food Industry Professionals Honored
New York City, NEW YORK – Join Fox 5 TV personality and
Good Day New York Weather Anchor Mike Woods to celebrate diversity in the hospitality and culinary
industries April 10th,, 2010, at the New
York Marriott Marquis. Urban Health and Wellness will be an
addressed as a core topic by Dr. John M. Palmer, Executive Director of HarlemHospital and the
Renaissance Health Care Network.
Corporate sponsors Hobart, Marriott, Restaurant Associates-Compass,
Electrolux, Food Network, Sodexo, Irinox, Powerhouse Productions will partner
with the BCA to honor leaders in diversity at the BCA’s annual black tie
Cultural Awareness Salute. Charmain Sithappah, CEO of The
Seasoned Pot Company and a leading ambassador of South African cuisine to the
world, will receive the Jefferson Evans award for culinary excellence. The
Heritage Award for life-long achievement will be presented to Melba
Wilson, owner of Melba’s Restaurant and Catering. The evening
will also include special presentations by the Food Network, Drew
Nieporent (Owner, Myriad Restaurant Group), and the South
Now in its 17th year, the BCA’s
Cultural Awareness Salute honors the achievements of people of color in the
hospitality and culinary business, provides a space for industry networking and
dialogue about the advancement of diversity, and gives culinary students from
around the country the opportunity to cook alongside nationally renowned chefs.
The gala will begin with a VIP and cocktail reception,
followed by a multi-course dinner, Viennese reception, and dancing and
entertainment throughout the night. The gala dinner will give a taste of the
future of the industry with four courses and wine pairings prepared by students
from Johnson & Wales University, South Bronx Job Corps Academy, Prince
George Community College, Cordon Bleu Dallas, the Culinary Program at Brooklyn
Job Corps Academy, Monroe College, Hudson County Community College, Foodservice
Training Academy, Career Academy of NY, Culinary Training Institute, Newark
Vocational High School, the Academy of Vocational Careers, the Universityof Northern Texas, and the Culinary Institute
of America. “Students from different schools and different backgrounds
come together in the same kitchen and cook in a non-competitive environment,”
says Alex Askew, President of BCA. “Those of us who attend are honored to
witness the promise of future leaders and work together towards a more diverse
Tickets for the BCA’s 17th
Cultural Awareness Salute are $200 per person ($300 per person for the VIP
reception) and are available by contacting BCA at (212) 643-6570 or via online
ticketing at the BCA website: www.bcaglobal.org.
• BCA Continues Tradition Of Celebrating Diversity With 16th Annual Cultural Salute at Black Tie Gala in NYC
BCA Continues Our Tradition of Celebrating Diversity With Our 16th Annual Cultural Salute at Black Tie Gala in NYC
TV-Fox 5 Ines Rosales will be Mistress of Ceremonies introducing some of most influential professionals, restaurant owners, students and educators at the BCA 16th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute being held Saturday March 14th 2009 at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. Following the cocktail reception will be a four course planned menu which will have inspiration of Latin, Creole, Asian, and Native American cuisine. This special event provides a key milestone for the BCA as it continues to explore culinary and cultural excellence, offer a networking platform for young people, and encourage the industry to create opportunities for People of Color (Asian Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and Blacks) to the highest career potential.
Entitled “Culinary, Hospitality and Diversity Excellence” the event provides a glimpse of the future with a four course meal and wine pairing prepared by students from Johnson & Wales University, South Bronx Job Corps Academy, Monroe College, Hudson County Community College, Foodservice Training Academy, Hospitality Management High School’s Culinary Arts Program, Career Academy of NY and LI, Culinary Training Institute, Newark Vocational High School, the Academy of Vocational Careers, the University of North Texas, and the Culinary Institute of America. “This is the one time of year when students come together in the same kitchen and cook in a non-competitive environment,” said Alex Askew, President of BCA. “Guests will be amazed by their culinary execution.”
Every year, the BCA recognizes people of color who have made great contributions to the hospitality industry. This year’s honorees include: JoAnn Baylor, CEO of Make My Cake, recipient of the Lifetime Ambassador Award; Executive Chef Yeni Chacon of Accor Hospitality, recipient of the Jefferson Evans Award; Jimmie Paschall, Global Diversity Officer of Marriott International, recipient of the Heritage Award; Low Country Brands CEO Coach Joe Crosby, recipient of the James Lewis Award; Restaurant Associates of the Compass Group Family, recipient of the Chairman’s Award; and the former Senior Editor of Nations Restaurant News, Milford Prewitt who will receive the Industry Award.
Jefferson Evans Talks LIFE in the Culinary Arts October 15, 2013
Jefferson Evans became the first graduate of color at the Culinary Institute of America in 1947, and was later honored by BCA Global at the 1996 Cultural Awareness Salute Gala withthe Jefferson Evans Award. Symbolizing the importance of discipline, consistency and upholding the highest....
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