Enslavement to Empowerment: How African Americans Molded Today’s Catering Industry and it’s Continued Evolution

This presentation will endeavor to show the evolution from Enslavement to Empowerment.

As far back as 1820 African Americans were viewed as the founders of catering in the United States.

Through hard work, determination and a tireless zeal they created there own culinary identity. These men and women of color accumulated great wealth while building communities and aiding in the freedom of enslaved Africans by contributing cash and resources to the underground railroad and abolitionists, in addition to setting an industry standard that remains today. The ever growing Hospitality industry has often marginalized and downplayed the impact and importance the African American community plays.

*By attending this webinar, you are eligible to earn 1 CMP and 1 CPCE continuing education hour. *
NACE has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the above-listed continuing education course, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit.

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Additional Resources:
High on the Hog | Dr. Jessica B. Harris Interview
High on the Hog | Netflix Trailer 
George Washington’s Enslaved Chef: Hercules
James Hemings, Founding Foodie