If you’re a fan of shows like Top Chef and Chopped, but wish they featured more Black chefs, you’re in luck! A brand new web series called Bringing It To The Table will be premiering this Thanksgiving, November 23, and it will have all the Black chefs you can handle!
The six-part series will showcase talented African American chefs as they show off their skills and personalities. (Take a bite and view the official trailer on YouTube at https://youtu.be/8xpbT52Ys7M)
The show’s creator and executive producer, Aminah ‘Chef MiMi’ Robinson-Briscoe, is from Berkeley, California and a graduate of the prestigious (CCA) California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, CA. She was the youngest in her class to graduate at the age of just 19 years old. For over 20 years, she has been a skilled culinary professional who has won numerous awards and has been featured in Ebony Magazine and Cuisine Noir, the first black online culinary magazine.
According to the show’s creator, the intention behind the series is to show the art of cooking from an African American perspective. “Many times when we think of chefs of color, we think of barbecue and fried chicken. And although we love it, it’s not all that we can prepare,” the show creators said. “But it is society’s stereotypes as seen so often in the media food space.”
Bringing It To The Table is described as “an urban reality cooking competition packed with drama and various challenges of obscure and unpredictable tests of taste inside and out of the kitchen.” Combined with reality, the show puts this creative competition into its own arena of cooking.
“This is exactly why we love the digital age of media. If you feel like what you want to see is not being represented by mainstream media, you can create it and easily distribute it through video and social platforms. It is easier than ever to find like-minded people and share your creation,” the show’s creators said.
For some behind the scene clips and show info, visit www.Bitttshow.com and make sure to catch the series when it premieres on November 23rd.
The series will be available on “Vimeo on Demand”, and is available for purchase at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bitttshow/220833831