The First Annual Louisville Black Chef Showcase will be held on Sunday, August 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Henry Clay venue in downtown Louisville.

This tasting event aims to “put on full display the culinary talent from over a dozen of Louisville’s most notable Black Culinarians, as well as tastings of some delicious libations provided by our beverage sponsors.”

The helpful information release identifies a few of the chefs who’ll be participating, and notes that others are being added to the event lineup.

  • Henry Wesley, 8Up Elevated Drinkery and Kitchen
  • Allen “Smooth” Hubbard, Martini Italian Bistro
  • Lamont Bobo
  • Devon Rosenblatt, Kentucky International Convention Center
  • Cadesia Victor, North of Bourbon

Sponsors include Louisville Tourism, Eight Up Elevated Drinkery and Kitchen, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, The Henry Clay Event Center, Corky Creative, and Chef 2 Impress.

Tickets are $50 and still available via Eventbrite. All profits from the Black Chef Showcase will be donated to the Louisville Urban League, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering African Americans and other individuals to achieve social and economic equality.

Photo credit: Allen “Smooth” Hubbard of Martini Italian Bistro, photographed by Dan Dry in 2021.