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James Beard Foundation Announces The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Investment Fund For Black And Indigenous Americans

In acknowledgment of the immeasurable contributions the Black and Indigenous communities have made to the modern American foodscape, the James Beard Foundation announced today the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans, a new … Continue reading

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BTB Showcase: Celeste Croxton-Tate, Lyndigo Spice®

By Margo Gabriel Celeste Croxton-Tate is CEO and founder of Lyndigo Spice, an artisanal small-batch line of chutneys, relishes, fruit spreads and spice blends launched in 2014. Her brand is low-sodium, sugar, vegan, gluten-free and packed with fresh ingredients. Croxton-Tate, … Continue reading

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Crowns & Hops Launch ‘The 8 Trill Pils Initiative

Initiative will promote that closing the racial equity gap has the potential to generate a $8 trillion GDP increase in the U.S. by 2050 Crowns & Hops, the LA-based Black-owned craft beer brand that founded the #BlackPeopleLoveBeer movement, is announcing … Continue reading

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SoCalGas Launches Restaurant Recovery Program Donating $75,000 to Black-Owned Restaurants in Los Angeles County & Inland Empire

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the launch of the company’s Restaurant Recovery Program, which aims to assist Black-owned restaurants in both Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will be administered … Continue reading

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Virtual Restaurant Consulting Launches MomandPopRestaurants.com to Support an Industry in Crisis

Designed to promote approximately 500,000 small, independent restaurants across the country, MomandPopRestaurants.com is a free site positioned as a friendly “town square” to elevate the needs of diners and local restaurants alike. Over 500,000 independent restaurants, most often referred to … Continue reading

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Rouxbe Partners with Bay Area Community College Consortium to Provide Online Culinary Curriculum for Students

The Culinary Arts package from Rouxbe will provide supplementary tools to students embarking on their culinary education this fall. Rouxbe, the world’s leading online culinary school, announced today a partnership with the Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC), a group … Continue reading

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Allset Launches Free Contactless Ordering for Restaurants Nationwide

Los Angeles-based food pre-ordering platform Allset (www.allsetnow.com) today announced the launch of its free Contactless Ordering solution to help restaurants provide a safer and more seamless dining experience to in-store guests. Diners can place orders for pickup or dine-in, pay, … Continue reading

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DISCOVER Commits $5 Million to Support Black-Owned Restaurants

Discover announced today a $5 million commitment to Black-owned restaurants. From now through Oct. 31, 2020, anyone can go to Discover’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to nominate their favorite Black-owned restaurant, and 200 nominees will be randomly selected to … Continue reading

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