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Shrimp and Grits Taste-Off

February 24 from 6:00 pm 9:00 pm


A fun and festive community event showcasing the talents of Oakland’s most notable Black chefs: Chef Michael Woods of Oko at Tribune (@okoattribune), Chef Lala Harrison (@juslaeats), Chef Terry Braggs (@chefbraggs), Chef Fernay McPherson (@minnie_bells), Chef Tirzah (@chef_tirzah_love) and Chef Aaronette King (@chefaklovesahmad).

Each chef will prepare their version of the famed low-country dish. Guests will have the opportunity to sample each dish and vote to crown the winning Shrimp and Grits. Black-owned wines along with cocktails featuring Black-owned spirits will be poured. Music will be provided by DJ Mark Divita. The event will be sponsored by OurPlace and 23andMe.

A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will go to Kids 1st Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves as a resource for student information and applications while fostering opportunities to visit and tour historically Black universities and colleges.