Black Restaurant Week: June 9th-23rd, 2019- Philadelphia, PA

Black Restaurant Week celebrates the 2nd annual culinary fest in Philadelphia. For two weeks, Philadelphia celebrated the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisines.  

Black Restaurant Week is an opportunity to highlight Black-Owned Restaurants, Executive Chefs, and Caterers across the nation.

Black Restaurant Week, LLC is committed to the education and awareness of the Black Culinary Industry in the United States of America. Using a combination model of awareness and education events, Black Restaurant Week will stimulate growth of African American owned culinary businesses and farms across the United States. To achieve its mission of growth in the culinary industry, Black Restaurant Week aims to create experiences that will cater to a diverse culture of tastemakers, professionals and area foodies looking for exposure to delicious food and exquisite wines.

Participating Restaurants


Aroma: Culinary Panel Discussion 2019

June 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmThe Enterprise Center: Center for Culinary Enterprises, 310 South 48th Street 
Philadelphia, TX 19143 United States + Google Map


Attend the Aroma Culinary Panel Discussion to learn best tips and practices from leading culinary experts. Panelists will share their knowledge about Culinary Product Placement.

Panelist will provide insight and knowledge about the following:

  • How to successfully distribute culinary products to stores, restaurants, and other industry outlets.
  • Raising Capital
  • Strategies for successful business operations
  • Preparing recipes for mass distribution

Art of Flavor Pop Up Dinner 2019

June 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pmOpen Space, 1014 N Marshall St 
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States + Google Map


Black Restaurant Week invites you to experience a night of infusion of art and food with Chef Eli Milligan at the Art of Flavor Pop Up Dinner. Enjoy a evening of CBD infused food, art installations, and specially crafted cocktails.This special evening will feature four courses with wine pairings by award-winning South African wines, a cocktail hour, and live entertainment.


Growing up in Philadelphia, PA, Milligan discovered his passion at a very early age, beginning his career in the kitchen at the age of 14, and eventually entering the fine dining world at the age of 17. At age 20 he begin working at the now closed Le Bec Fin, notoriously known as Phillys top restaurant for a few decades, under world renowned chef Georges Perrier. Milligan credits his time spent there for helping develop his intense attention to detail as well as an understanding of the importance of proper technique in cooking.

After its closing chef Elijah has spent the last several years cooking or consulting behind many restaurant projects on both the east and west coast, including restaurants such as Petit Crenn (S.F), Stateside (Philadelphia), Angele (Napa), Bottega (Yountville), and Laurel & Vernick both (Philadelphia). Elijah’s most recent projects include starting Cooking For The Culture, which a culinary program that features and highlights African American culinary professionals. Elijah is also currently the Executive chef at Stove and Tap in Landsdale PA.

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