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Surveying the African Culinary Landscape in the UK
May 13, 2021 @ 19:30 - 21:00Free
Every year, the month of May is widely recognised as Africa month, a time when the world, particularly Africa and its global diaspora, commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU).
The Africa Centre’s planned activities for Africa Month include a series of online events titled: ‘Food For Thought: Surveying the African Culinary Scene in the UK’. The four-part series looks at today’s African and diasporic culinary landscape and features panel discussions, cooking demos, and cultural performances from a broad and exciting line-up of guests and speakers that span the British hospitality industry and cultural spheres.
The series is co-curated with Akwasi Brenya-Mensa who describes himself as a humble polymath with over 10 years of experience as a restaurateur, caterer, and most recently, host of the successful, ‘Mensa, Plates, and Friends’ supper club.
**This week’s event, Being Black in the British Hospitality Industry, is on Thursday 13 May. We invite industry professionals to discuss some of the barriers and challenges within the industry today and how these systematic issues can be challenged and overcome.
Joining us in conversation are Riaz Phillips, Julian George, Farouk Deen, Lorraine Copes, Matthew Bridgeman, and Lope Ariyo. Antonia Odunlami (Worldwide FM) will close out the episode with a DJ Mix.