Welcome to the BCE Month 2017 informational page. This page will be updated often. Our goal is to celebrate Black cuisine, culture and communities by exposing local foodies and tourists to incredible plethora of diverse Black chefs, caterers and Black-owned restaurants and bakeries. We have several events lined up.
To sign up as a vendor for the Taste of Black Chicago, CLICK HERE.
If you are a restaurant owner, please consider being an official participant for $50. Vend at the Taste of Black Chicago Eats for an additional $100.
Tuesday, August 1 BCE Reception
TBD Meet ups (money mobs) hosted by partners
Saturday, August 19 Taste of Black Chicago @ Mosque Maryam (see below!)
Friday, August 25 Foodie Awards @ Salaam Restaurant
Become an official restaurant participant! Click here.
Get your ticket for the Foodie Awards. Click here.
Chicago Eats Week Explained
What is Black Chicago Eats?
Developed by Bean Soup Times, INC, Black Chicago Eats (BCE) is an exciting new initiative that uses a robust combination of digital and print content along with live events to connect consumers with hidden Black owned eatery gems in the Black community. The online hub of this initiative is BlackChicagoEats.com that celebrates, highlights and informs consumers about the legacy, activity and impact of Black-owned restaurants and eateries in Chicago.
How do consumers take part in Black Chicago Eats Month 2017?
Nothing is required for participation, but it is strongly recommended that diners make reservations in advance. To make a reservation, you may book through BlackChicagoEats.com or call the restaurant directly. All participating restaurants should provide you with their Black Chicago Eats Week specials. If specials are not provided upon seating or ordering, please feel comfortable to request the special menu.
Are reservations required?
Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended. There is no guarantee that walk-in guests will be accommodated at all locations, so please call ahead or book your reservation online at BlackChicagoEats.com.
How a restaurant becomes an official participant
Restaurants can participate with a $50 entry fee. Restaurants will receive official recognition on all marketing materials.