Black Expo presents Taste of Black Columbia
Celebrate local chefs, caterers and restaurants during the third annual Taste of Black Columbia at Carolina Coliseum during Black Expo weekend. The party starts 6:30 p.m. Friday with tastings from locals and a cooking demonstration by White House chef Daniel Thomas and then continues with live entertainment 9-11 p.m.
Reserved tickets, $65 and $55, are available at Koger Center or http://capitoltickets.com. VIP tickets are $150 per person (includes heavy hors douvres and drinks); $1,500 (table for 10); $500 (two VIP tickets and name in program booklet) and $250 (two Reserved tickets and name in program booklet). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for VIP tickets.
For the first time, prizes will be awarded for the Best Savory, Best Dessert and Best Presentation dishes and sponsors will provide The Crown Royal and CIROC Lounge.
A literary take on food
Check out these food-related events during the South Carolina Book Festival at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center this weekend. All events are free unless noted.
Columbia’s Cooking! Healthy Culinary Camp for Kids
Columbia’s Cooking! focuses on making healthy living taste great through hands-on and demonstration classes for adults and children. It is located on the USC campus in the Discover I Building and is affiliated with the USC Research Foundation and the Arnold School of Public Health.
This summer Columbia Cooks! has a series of camps and classes for children starting June 10 and running through Aug. 10. Camps include: June 10-14 and June 24-28 (both for ages 9-12); July 1-3 (ages 7-10) and July 30-August 1 (camp for kids with food allergies).For more information, pricing or to register for camps, see http://cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking.
There is a Healthy Cooking and Eating class for kids ages 9+, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 14, $25 per child. To register for this class, contact Sherretta Thomas at (803) 576-5636 or email@example.com or online at http://cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking/classes.htm.
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Saturday, Maine lobster; Tuesday, veal; May 24, wine tasting; May 28 and 31, pasta. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com