THE TASTE

Become interwoven in the return of one of the Black Expo’s fiercest competitions of the best local chefs, caterers and restaurants. Be amazed as each chef creatively prepares their most prized and desired dish while mixing both culture and cuisine. Bringing the #1 Netflix “High On The Hog” experience in Florida. With over 20 Chefs and Recipes your senses will embark upon savory and sweet dishes Influenced by infusions from various countries, states, cities, burrows, farms and kitchens flowing from inspirations of ancestors, parents and passions. The variety of food stretches from the motherland and extends into every continent blacks have impacted. During this eloquent signature event, you will get to play a role in the selection of awards Best Dish, Top Chef, Best Presentation and much more. In addition, guests enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, and art galleries. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Shannon Smith McCants Memorial Scholarship and the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Foundation. In 2013 The Florida Black Expo formed a partnership with the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill, and through this effort has raised over $20,000 for the Foundation and the Shannon Smith McCants Memorial Scholarship. Through the McCants Scholarship Fund, $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students majoring in Pharmacy at Florida A&M University.

  • Evening Out 
  • The Premier Chef Competition
  • The Top Local Chefs, Caterers and Restaurants Florida has to offer
  • Over 50 selections of Savor and Sweet Cuisines 
  • Open Bar All Evening
  • All New “Sexy” Venue
  • Be both the Foodie and Judge
  • A Combination of Culture, Art, & Flavor
  • Live Entertainment on multiple stages
  • And Much More
  • VIP Tables Available