Creole Food Festival features female chefs

Ancient Spanish Monastery hosts event on Sat. March 18

The annual Creole Food Festival coming to the Ancient Spanish Monastery on Saturday, March 18 from 3-8pm, will showcase an all- star lineup of female creole chefs, cuisines and beverages from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America, American South and South America.

“Creole Food Festival was created as a platform to highlight the talents of black and brown chefs. With the culinary industry being predominantly male and white, we were intentional about showcasing female chefs of color. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 22.8% of chefs and head cooks in 2021 were women. We want to showcase the multicultural salad that Miami has to offer while celebrating what unites us through food,” says co-founder Fabrice Armand.

Founded in 2018 in New York City by Fabrice Armand and Elkair Balla, the Creole Food Festival uses culinary excellence as a unifying thread that will include new inspirations from renowned chefs:
Christina Coupet (Haiti)- Food Network Chopped Grand Champion 21
Grace Ramirez (Venezuela)-World Wide Ambassador Zacapa Rum
Airis Johnson (New Orleans)-Food Network Chopped Champion
Cynthia Verna aka Chef Thia (Haiti)-Winner of Embassy Chef Challenge
Snegugu Kiine (South Africa)-Restaurant Winner GagasiShero 22

Creole Food Festival will also feature immersive activations of food sampling, exotic beverages and food demos with live music, local chef village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. Sponsors include Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation, Kreyol Essence, LS Crème, Goslings Rum and Yelp.

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