BayHaven Food & Wine Festival is back in Charlotte for the third year in a row! This celebration of Black foodways and industry workers draws thousands to the area to commune over incredible food and good causes.
BayHaven is the brainchild of three-time James Beard nominated chef Gregory Collier and wife/business partner Subrina Collier, who opened their first restaurant in Charlotte in 2012. Through the annual festival, the Colliers create opportunities for Black hospitality experts through a truly diverse, elevated food festival celebrating some of the greatest chefs in the world.
Over the course of 5 days chefs and restaurants throughout the city will create unique food experiences around the theme of “Homecoming,” which pays homage to the rich culture and traditions of historically Black colleges and universities.
The festival kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 4 with a Community Feast at 1601 W. Trade St. and ends on Sunday, Oct. 8 with a Boogie Down Brunch and Day Party at Embassy Suites (401 E. M.L.K Jr. Blvd.). There are 10 events in between ranging from an all ladies chef dinner to a Pig Pickin’ and oyster roast.
We’ve been honored to play a supporting role in coordinating the logistics for this event, including venue coordination, vendor communication and more. The Colliers are brilliant artists and we are honored they’ve trusted us to help bring their vision to life.
This is one of our favorite events to plan each year, and while that is partly because we get to experience exquisite food alongside countless others who want to support the Black hospitality community, it’s also because of the efforts in giving back and minimizing waste. All events will recycle materials, and all leftover food will be donated to local farmers for composting.
The best part is the dress code: The Colliers are asking guests to dress impress and to represent their alma mater! Rock your favorite college swag and get ready for an incredible week. Head to bayhavenfoodandwine.com to learn more and get your tickets!
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