The Birmingham (AL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host A Celebration of Our Journey: A Virtual Culinary Experience on Saturday, April 30, at 6:00 pm CST.
This fun-filled evening will spotlight food, music and culture. The event will feature international acclaimed Food Historian Dr. Jessica B. Harris. The award-winning professor is considered by many to be one of the leading authorities on food of the African diaspora. Netflix’s 2021 docu-series High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America is based on several of Harris’ literary works about Black culinary culture. Harris’ articles have appeared in Vogue, Essence, Food & Wine, and The New Yorker, among other publications.
The evening will spotlight several celebrity chefs, mixologists, and food influencers from across the country such as Chef Clayton Sherrod (World Chefs Tour Against Hunger), Chef Kolby Kash (The Culture’s Cook), Chef Alex Johnson (Executive Chef at Watkins Branch Bourbon and Brasserie) and Chef Phillip Ashley (Chocolate Artisan). These talented culinary artists will demo their favorite cooking and cocktail recipes, share cooking tips and techniques plus answer questions from a virtual live audience.
To top off the evening, audience members will interact with Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, Anthony Hamilton, and be entertained by Gospel Artist singer and Dove Award-winning producer Rudy Currence and American R&B soul singer Chrisette Michelle.
The proceeds for this fundraiser will benefit several community service programs sponsored by Alabama’s first and oldest chapter of the international organization, The Links, Incorporated. The chapter’s service programs cover a broad spectrum of initiatives including public education, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), health and wellness, mental health, and youth enrichment supporting some of Birmingham’s most vulnerable communities.