Food & Drink

Ready for the next Soul Food Sessions event?

The core members of Soul Food Sessions include (from left) Michael Bowling, Gregory Collier, Jamie Suddoth, Jamie Barnes and Greg Williams.
The core members of Soul Food Sessions include (from left) Michael Bowling, Gregory Collier, Jamie Suddoth, Jamie Barnes and Greg Williams. dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

If you read The Observer’s story about Soul Food Sessions, the popup dinner events put on by a group of African-American chefs, it’s time to grab your spot for the next event, announced Friday morning.

This time, it’s a Holiday Funk Fest, set for 7-11 p.m. Dec. 8 at Project 658 on Central Avenue. Tickets are a little higher, at $100, but it will feature a dozen dishes by 12 African-American chefs, four cocktails and a live band. Get the link for tickets on Facebook or on the new website, www.soulfoodsessionsclt.com.

Soul Food Sessions was started last fall to showcase African-American chefs and mixologists in the Charlotte area who often aren’t as well known as other chefs in the area. Founding members, including Gregory Collier of The Yolk in Rock Hill, Jamie Barnes and Greg Williams of the What the Fries food truck, Jamie Suddoth of Bonterra and local chef Michael Bowling, hold events that raise the profile of diverse chefs while also putting haute cuisine spins on traditional African-American food traditions. The nonprofit group also uses its events to raise money for local charities.

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