October isBlack History Month in the UK, and every Tuesday, Black Book will be holding a series of online events to celebrate it.
Black Book is a global representation platform for black and non-white people working within hospitality and food media. Founded by Zoe Adjonyoh of Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, it works to change the systemic inequalities facing black and non-white professionals working in hospitality and food.
For Black History Month, every Tuesday will see Black Book host a series of workshops, masterclasses, and cooking demonstrations focusing on the four pillars of the platform: equality, visibility, wealth creation and equity.
The series opens today, October 6th, with the theme ‘Equity’ and sees drinks writer Aleesha Hansel lead a workshop on working in the wine industry; a masterclass with Ronke Lawal, founder of Ariatu PR; a cook-a-long with Joe Faulkner of the Krio Kanteen on how to cook classic Salone dishes; and a discussion between food writers Melissa Thompson and Zoe Adjonyoh.
Below is a schedule for Black Book presents: Black History Month 2020
WEEK #1 EQUALITY: Tuesday 6th October
Workshop with… Aleesha Hansel @_spillingit
Time: 10am to 11am
Insight into how Aleesha has navigated her career, now working in wine and what was the attraction to the food and drink world? Aleesha will also be sharing some of her favourite wines as well as pairing to the evenings dinner (cook-a-long with Joe Faulkner)
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