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2012 BCA Global Food & Wine Experience •

Celebrate Diversity In Food & Wine

9th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience November 29th, 2012 At The Elegant Guastavino’s Midtown New York, New York


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE WELCOME TO THE BCA 9TH ANNUAL GLOBAL FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE I would like to welcome all of you to the 9th Annual Global Food and Wine Experience. This has been a trying year for so many people especially in the New York area. The trials and tribulations are a reminder that so many things are taken for granted and that the simplest things must be appreciated. Our event tonight symbolizes and represents some of the tenacity present in the hospitality industry. Many of this year’s participants and supporters have suffered losses or know someone close to them that has. We would also like to offer our thoughts and prayers for those who were not able to participate this year because of dire circumstances. We wish everyone a speedy recovery to normalcy in the coming New Year. The work of the BCA continues at this year’s event with new food concepts as well as wine and spirits debuting in the food marketplace. We also continue the tradition of students from our educational partners being paired with the chefs and restaurants to receive real life exposure and experience. This is the only Food and Wine event that focuses on diversity within the country and we are proud to continue this tradition for the past nine years. As we continue to focus on diversity as a platform, we must remember the food world consists of restaurants, caterers, retail and fine dining establishments with multi-ethnic cuisines. Creating a platform where ethnic food can be highlighted with the wine and spirit sector is a key component in growing a new sector of educated consumers and potential career paths. Tonight represents America’s melting pot while providing the environment and perfect atmosphere to deepen appreciation for the world of gastronomy to as it plays a more importance role to diversity in the food-service industry. Without support for this event and the BCA, our existence would be remote, so our thanks goes out to all the sponsors and supporters that make these programs and events possible. Our appreciation also extends to John Rose and the staff of Guastivinos, the vendors, chefs, and volunteers that make this event seamless in the making. As we share this evening with companions and colleagues, let’s reflect on the future of this great industry and its value to each of us. I look forward to a wonderful night in good company and a festive atmosphere in celebrating this year’s BCA 9th Annual Global Food and Wine Event. Thank you all for your support today and in the coming years. Sincerely, Alex Askew President & CEO, BCA

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BCA VISION IN WINE AWARD The Vision in Wine Award is presented to individuals in recognition of their dedication to building awareness, appreciation, and creating exposure for people of color to provide a higher level of understanding for the culture of wines. These individuals have devoted themselves to educating people of color in the history and health benefits of wine as well as the wine industry. Through their merit, reputation and commitment, they have dedicated their time and energy to lay the groundwork for future generations to follow in their footsteps in seeking and sharing a deeper knowledge of wine and its role in the culinary industry.

Past Honorees 2005 AWARD HONOREE STEPHANIE BROWNE Founder Divas Uncorked Inc. 2006 AWARD HONOREE PETER MORALES President & CEO 57 Main Street Imports 2007 AWARD HONOREE MAC McDONALD CEO Vision Cellars 2008 AWARD HONOREE SYBIL CHESTER Manager Community Relations Moet Hennessy 2009 AWARD HONOREE EVERETT HINDS Sales Manager, Combo Off-Premise Division Southern Wines & Spirits of NY 2010 AWARD HONOREE BERNARD SUN Corporate Beverage Director Jean-Georges Management LLC 2011 AWARD HONOREE DAVID GONZALEZ District Manager - Multicultural (Metro NY) Pernod Ricard USA 2012 BCA Global Food & Wine Experience • 4


2012 HONORE E VISION IN WINE AWARD HELEN SHELTON Senior Partner, Finn Partners (Metro NY) Helen Shelton is a sought-after expert in the marketing and communication of lifestyle brands in the spirits, wine, retail, financial services, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors. In the spirits and wine sectors alone, she has represented some of the most iconic brands in the industry from the mass market Seagram’s Gin portfolio to the Villa Antinori Family of wines, Champagne PiperHeidsieck and To-Kalon, the red winemaking facility at Robert Mondavi. In 2007, Ruder Finn Founder and Chairman David Finn appointed Helen to lead the firm’s newly-established Multicultural & Image Marketing practice. In the summer of 2010, Helen was appointed to Senior Partner of Ruder Finn’s lifestyle boutique agency, Finn Partners. In this capacity, Helen serves as a senior strategist responsible for developing signature public relations programs for Fortune 500 companies as well as non-profit cultural and social service organizations. Helen has a particular expertise in creating marketing communications, branded entertainment and cause-related platforms designed to address the needs and interests of diverse audiences nationwide. Helen is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she double majored in art history and government. She also holds an M.S. degree in journalism and communication from Boston University’s College of Communication, where she was selected to serve as a Writing Fellow. Helen serves on the Board of Directors of ReadNet, Inc., the Board of Directors of The Support Network, Inc., and is a charter member of the Pi Theta chapter of the national social service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. The Support Network, Inc.’s “Woman of the Year,” Helen is a recipient of the Ebony Outstanding Women in Marketing & Communications Award and a recipient of The Network Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award. She was also named one of the “Top 50 Women in Entertainment” by Black Noir Magazine. In her spare time, Helen enjoys Italian cinema and literature and can often be found in her kitchen, baking or shopping for new handbags. She also serves as WABC 7-New York’s official handbag expert with particular expertise and connoisseurship for the Louis Vuitton brand.

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Thank You The BCA is grateful to all who contributed to the success of The Global Food & Wine Experience: Celebrate Diversity In Food & Wine.

CORPORATE SPONSORS City College of NY Damascus Bakery Hobart Pernod Ricard USA Wine

Courvoisier Finn Partners Pernod Ricard USA Spirits Southern Wine & Spirits

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS Beam Global USA Irinox USA

Heaven Hill Distilleries Restaurant Associates

IN-KIND SUPPORTERS Beanitos Bradford Portraits Chelsea Piers Green Mountain Coffee Guylian Chocolates Hernan Chocolates Melba’s Restaurant Oceans 8 at Billiards The Brooklyn Brewery

Borracha Cabot Creamery Creole Restaurant Dessert Professional Magazine Haven’s Kitchen Maizal’s Restaurant Neilson Massey Vanillas Suenos NYC The Food Network

CULINARY SCHOOLS Brooklyn Job Corp 585 DeKalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 718-623-4000 www.jobcorp.gov

Bronx Job Corp 384 East 149th Street #200 Bronx, NY 10455 www.jobcorp.gov

Star Career Academy of New York 154 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 1-888-311-2269 www.culinaryacademy.edu

FEDCAP 211 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011-7151 212-727-4200 www.fedcap.org

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Mission Statement The BCA is a national non-profit organization providing culinary, foodservice, hospitality and networking skills to people of color within the industry. Our mission is to endow our participants with awareness, exposure and educational opportunities. The true value of our work is the investment we make in young people who aspire to become professionals in the fields of their choice.

Board of Directors HOWARD STANFORD, BCA Chair SHARON COX, Board Member RON DUPRAT, Board Member EVERETT HINDS, Board Member IRA KAPLAN, Board Member CHARMAIN SITHAPPAH, Board Member TOM SZAFRANSKI, Board Member MICHAEL THOMPSON, Board Member CRAIG VOLCOVICI, Board Member MARK WHALEN, Board Member NATIVIDAD ROMAN, Emeritus ALEX ASKEW, BCA President & CEO VERNA WADE, Senior Administrator CARA KWAK, Administrative Assistant MICHELLE JULES, Social Media Coordinator VANESSA EDWARDS, Administrative Intern

BCA Event Committee & Coordinators Alex Askew, President, BCA Everett Hinds, BCA Wine Coordinator Chair Howard Kamau Stanford, BCA Board Chair Lenise Streeter, Volunteer Coordinator

BCA Volunteers In recognition of your commitment to the ideals and vision of the BCA, your contributions to its continuing growth and development, The BCA, the Board of Directors, our members and all those we support thank you for making this evening a great success. Howard ‘Kamau’ Stanford, BCA Board Chair

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EXHIBITORS Above All Clouds Catering 585 DeKalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 (917) 327-2134 Aboveallcloudscatering@gmail.com Aveniu Brands for Distell USA 800 Westchester Avenue Suite 630 Rye Brook, NY 10573 www.aveniubrands.com Banfi Products Corp. 1111 Cedar Swamp Road Old Brookville, NY 11545 (516) 626-9200 www.banfivintners.com Beam Global 723 Edison Avenue Bronx, NY 10465 www.beamglobal.com BH Group USA for Passion XO 6315 Collins Avenue Suite 1204 Miami, FL 33141 Bhgroupllc09@gmail.com Brasserie 1605 Crown Plaza Times Square 1605 Broadway New York, NY 10019 www.cpmanhattantimessquare.com Brooklyn Commune 601 Greenwood Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11218 (347) 581-5376 www.brooklyncommune.com Brotherhood Winery 100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive Washingtonville, NY 10992 ww.brotherhood-winery.com Courvoisier 2 Place du Chateau 18022 Jamac, France www.courvoisier.com Creole Restaurant 2167 Third Avenue New York, NY 10035 (212) 876-8838 www.creoleenyc.com

Danielle S Saunders chefdaniellesaunders@gmail.com http://about.me/daniellethechef Damascus Bakery, Inc. 56 Gold Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 855-1456 www.damascusbakery.com Dining With Grace 2108 Dorchester Road Suite 1D Brooklyn, NY 11226 (347) 933-0196 www.diningwithgrace.com 525 LEX Restaurant & Lounge New York Marriott East Side 525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street New York, NY 10017 (212) 715-4228 www.525lexrestaurant.com Fleurimond Catering, Inc. 2753 Broadway Suite 137 New York, NY 10027 (646) 489-4120 nadege@fgcatering.com www.cfgcatering.com Fonda Restaurant 40 Avenue B New York, NY 10009 (212) 677-4096 www.fondarestuarant.com Guantanamera Restaurant 939 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10027 (212) 262-5354 www.guantanameranyc.com Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. PO Box 729 Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 348-3921 www.heaven-hill.com Homemade Sweets (973) 489-2989 chefmarcus@me.com

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EXHIBITORS Jesse Jones Catering 1 Rosehill Place Irvington, NJ 07111 (973) 763-9005 www.jessejonescuisine.com Madiba’s Restaurant 195 Dekalb Avenue, Fort Greene Brooklyn, NY 11205 (718) 855-9190 www.madibarestaurant.com Make My Cake 2380 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. 139th Street Harlem, NY 10030 (212) 234-2344 www.makemycake.com Melba’s Restaurant 300 West 114th Street New York, NY 10026 (212) 864-7777 www.melbasrestaurant.com

Ron Gault for Passage Wine RTG Trading Company 9 Spruce Avenue Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 gualtronald@gmail.com www.passagewine.com Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. 20 Cedar Street New Rochelle, NY 10801-5247 (914) 637-5700 www.sidney-frank.com The Seasoned Pot 1037 57th Street Suite A7 Brooklyn, NY 11219 (718) 854-9661 www.theseasonedpot.com The Tailored Chef (212) 316-1273 www.tailoredchefnyc.com

Opici Wines 25 DeBoer Drive Glen Rock, NJ 07452 (201) 689-3256 www.opiciwines.com

Tirado Distillery Inc. 888 East 163 Srteet Suite 3 Bronx, NY 10459 (718) 620-2244 www.tiradorum.com

Palm Bay International 48 Harbor Park Drive Port Washington, NY 11050 (516) 362-9642 www.palmbay.com

Tonnie’s Minis Bakery 264 Lenox Avenue New York, NY 10027 (212) 831-5292 www.tonniesminis.com

Pernod Ricard USA, LLC 401 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10016 (914) 848-4800 www.pernod-ricard-usa.com

Vodkila New York, NY 10026 (855) VOD-KILA www.vod-kila.com

Restaurant Associates 330 Fifth Avenue 5th Floor New York, NY 10001 info@restaurantassociates.com www.restaurantassociates.com

Wilson Creek Winery 10188 NW 16th Street Coral Springs, FL 33071 (954) 757-9535 www.wilsoncreekwinery.com

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Congratulate Helen Shelton Recipient of the “Vision in Wine Award” from BCA for 2012 Congratulations Helen Shelton Recipient of the 2012 “Vision In Wine Award”

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Different Cultures • One Direction Are you A Member? Join Us And Make A Difference.

Our Mission To advance diversity by creating exposure, professional and educational opportunities for culinary and hospitality professionals of color.

Who We Impact A Few BCA Successes • Expanded ‘Students Meet the Professionals’ workshop hosted by the New York Institute of Technology • Launched Additional Chapters in Charleston South Carolina and Dallas Texas • Launched Social Media Integrated Website • Assisted in placing numerous BCA members in employment opportunities • Developed Student to Community Service Campaign in all BCA Chapters • Increased involvement from 200 to 300 students with Chefs & Industry Participation

Our Impact BCA’s career building events and campus-based chapters expose a diverse group of dedicated individuals to culinary professionals. Our networking and industry involvement offer students hands-on experiences and professional interaction opportunities for employment and career advancement. Through these programs, BCA introduces this talent pool to industry professionals for future recruitment and career development.

Our Focus To motivate students of color by introducing them to the culinary arts, foodservice and hospitality sectors as viable career options.

“The BCA gave me the opportunity to utilize my skills, compete and win a major Food contest, which put the inspiration and fire into furthering my career. The value of exuding confidence, networking and volunteering are priceless in the culinary world. What a great asset to the culinary/hospitality industry.” . . . Stephanie Douglas, Graduate Community FoodBank of NJ “I can speak for the hundreds of students BCA has impacted over the last few years. The organization has provided the needed mentoring support that has been the spark for them to achieve the employment opportunity to advance their careers." . . . Chef Denis Williams, Instructor, South Bronx Job Corp Academy, NY "As a long-time BCA member I can tell you the BCA has been an invaluable resource to me. Assisting me in changing my career focus from the kitchen to become a chef instructor, BCA has

the network and resources to make it happen." . . . Kevin Mitchell, Exec Chef & Instructor, Culinary Institute of Charleston SC " BCA has enabled me to push my way to the top. There is no other organization where chefs of diversity are connected, motivate each other, share resources and push each other to be the best. The summer of 2009 I was on Bravo's Top Chef, solely responsible is the BCA." . . . Ron Duprat, Exec Chef and Consultant

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