The Bahamas Hosts World's First Minority Culinary Summit

Minority food and beverage professionals from around the world will gather for a meeting of the minds, and knives, this May

The Bahamas' inaugural minority summit will bring culinary professionals together to share experiences.

The Bahamas is about to become a culinary mecca as it gears up to host the world’s first summit for minority professionals in the food and beverage industry. The Minority Chef Summit will roll into town from May 1st to the 4th and will take place at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau.

Erika Davis, summit founder, chef, and chocolatier, has worked in the industry for 22 years and was featured as a competing chef on Bravo’s inaugural “Top Chef Just Desserts” show. She is also the first black female chef to receive Detroit’s Chef of the Month award. Davis spent considerable time teaching the culinary arts to aspiring chefs in Nassau, which gave her the idea for the summit.

“This is a unique opportunity to come together, recognizing not only our individual craft, but the true excellence of our culinary community,” Davis said in a statement.


The summit will allow the industry’s leading minority professionals to cross minds and knives with a series of seminars, hand-on classes, competitions, and will even feature a culinary market. The goal of the conference is to encourage the participants to come together to network, educate, and to support the minority culinary community.