NY Celebrates Food Cultures of South Africa and Jamaica
NEW YORK, USA — In the tradition of celebrating food cultural diversity, the theme for the annual BCAGlobal Cultural Awareness Salute and Black Tie Gala will be “Crossing Cultures-Jamaica and South Africa.” The event on Friday, November 21, 2014, at the Crown Plaza Times Square, will focus on a creating a deeper understanding of global diversity in the food service, culinary and hospitality industries.
“The global landscape of cultural diversity is celebrated through food. By increasing our understanding, we begin to see similarities and not differences,” explained Alex Askew, president and CEO of BCAGlobal, a nationwide non-profit, educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals.
The event provides a space for networking and dialogue about the advancement of diversity and offers the opportunity for culinary students from around the country to hone their skills in a real life environment while working alongside food and hospitality industry leaders.
Students have the opportunity to showcase their talents and engage in conversations with potential industry employers and learn and experience global food cultures. Tommy Anthony Miller, executive chef for PB&J Resorts in Negril, Jamaica and South African born, Charmain Sithappah, CEO and executive chef for The Seasoned Pot, will provide culinary supervision for the students.