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The Taste of Jacksonville

February 10, 2023

7:00 PM


What is The Taste?

​Become interwoven in the return of one of the Black Expo’s fierce competition of the best local chefs, caterers, and restaurants. Be amazed as each chef creatively prepares their most prized and desired dish while mixing both culture and cuisine.

​With over 20 Chefs and Recipes, your senses will embark upon savory and sweet dishes Influenced by infusions from various countries, states, cities, boroughs, farms, and kitchens flowing from our inspirations of ancestors, parents, and passions. The variety of food stretches from the Motherland and extends into every continent Blacks have impacted. During this eloquent signature event, you will get to play a role in the selection of awards for  Best Dish, Top Chef, Best Presentation and much more. In addition, guests enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, and art galleries.

 A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Edward Waters University Alumni Association, The Johnson Family YMCA and the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Foundation.

​In 2013 The Florida Black Expo formed a partnership with the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill, and through this effort has raised over $20,000 for the Foundation and the Shannon Smith McCants Memorial Scholarship. Through the McCants Scholarship Fund, $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students majoring in Pharmacy at Florida A&M University.


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