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CHEF LUNCH EVENT BRINGS LONG BEACH BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK TO SPECIAL CLIENTELE: THOSE STRUGGLING WITH HOMELESSNESS

CHEF LUNCH EVENT BRINGS LONG BEACH BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK TO SPECIAL CLIENTELE: THOSE STRUGGLING WITH HOMELESSNESS

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Top Long Beach Black Chefs to Prepare and Serve Meals at Long Beach Rescue Mission January 17

January 10, 2023 – (Long Beach, CA) – Organized by non-profit Long Beach Food & Beverage, the 2nd annual Long Beach Black Restaurant Week will kick off with three dining events for some very special guests.  Eight Long Beach Black chefs/food business owners will treat over 200 homeless men, women and children to a multi-course lunch at Long Beach Rescue Mission January 17th, as well as female chefs preparing breakfast and dinner to 60 women and children residents of Lydia House, the women’s shelter division of the Long Beach Rescue Mission, organizers announced today.  The meals will display the culinary talents of some of the city’s leading Black chefs and will kick off Long Beach Black Restaurant Week that takes place January 22-29 this year.

The January 17 meals event will be held at:

BREAKFAST

  • Long Beach Rescue Mission, Lydia House (1340 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach)
  • 6:30am – The gourmet breakfast for 60 will be prepared and served by:

LUNCH

DINNER

“We realize that there are many among us who won’t get the chance to dine out during Black Restaurant Week,” stated Terri Henry, Executive Director, Long Beach Food & Beverage. “So serving a gourmet meal to our neighbors struggling with homelessness is our way of bringing Black Restaurant Week to them and including everyone in the event.”  Henry added that almost 30 participating restaurants, pop-ups, food trucks and cottage food businesses are involved in the 2nd annual Long Beach Black Restaurant Week to be held January 22-29.

Despite its size, Long Beach is a tightly knit community where diversity and civic pride is our strength,” said Chef Melissa Ramsay.  “My fellow chefs and I are excited to kick off Long Beach Black Restaurant Week by treating those most vulnerable in our city to some unforgettable meals.”

“The participating chefs felt this was a great way to give back to the community doing what we do best,” added Chef Quianna Bradley. “Cooking with love!”

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About Long Beach Food & Beverage

Founded in 2019, and a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Long Beach Food & Beverage’s mission is to celebrate and empower the restaurant community through consultation, marketing, public relations, fundraisers and exciting culinary initiatives.

We exist to support our restaurants’ unique interests and literally “put butts in seats”. We celebrate and showcase our restaurants, pubs, breweries, bars and food companies through exciting events throughout the year. Our community includes restaurants of all sizes and profiles, and we have a valuable network of resources to support them through all stages of growth.

Today, Long Beach is writing its food future. Long Beach Food & Beverage is proud to represent the restaurant and foodservice industry’s voice, support its advancement, and elevate its profile in our community and beyond.  For more information, visit www.lbfoodandbeverage.org or call (562) 572-4770. Registered Tax ID 84-2641039.

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