BCA Global Announces 13th Annual Global Food & Wine Event

BCA Global Global Food & Wine Event

Building a broader platform for diversity in the culinary and hospitality industries is the spirit behind BCA Global’s 13th Annual Global Food & Wine Event that will take place on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th  Street in New York, NY from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM.

Unlike any other food and wine event, BCA Global introduces culinary and hospitality students to the Global Food & Wine Event experience as a part of the mentoring focus it fosters. This objective includes exposing young culinary professionals of color to both opportunities and career industry professionals that will aid in the advancement of their careers.BCA Global

Culinary students will work closely with some of New York’s premier trade professionals as they prepare to unveil the latest trends and flavors in food and wine & spirits for the event.  Attendees will enjoy culinary pairings from select restaurants, winemakers and outlets from around the world.

“In our 13th year, we continue to focus on the importance of diversity in the food, wine and spirits industry. Some years ago, the industry was considered separate from the culinary and food service industry. We want to expose young culinary and hospitality professionals and students to the many different career opportunities available to them in the closely connected wine and spirits industry,” said Alex Askew, President and CEO of BCA Global.

This year, the BCA Global Vision in Wine Award will be presented to George Carbonell, a wine and spirits professional whose work has broadened the knowledge of the history of wine and its health benefits for so many, and particularly to people of color.

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The Vision in Wine Award recognizes wine and spirits professionals who have demonstrated a dedication to building awareness and appreciation among people of color for the culture of wine through exposure and education.

For more information on the Global Food & Wine Event or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact BCA Global at info@bcaglobal.org, call (212) 643–6570, or visit their website. Tickets go on sale March 15, 2017.


About BCA Global: The BCA is a nationwide non-profit, educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1998, our mission is to create exposure and provide educational and professional opportunities for culinary and hospitality professionals of color. We accomplish this objective by providing quality educational and employment resources, job coaching, mentoring and assistance with placement, and networking support.