The Taste of Black Expo is part of the 12th Annual Florida Black Expo's schedule of events. Now in its 3rd year the Taste is a unique event that features African - American restaurants, chefs, and caterers and those who wish to reach the African - American community. In addition to the dozens of participants this event is also a concert, and a fundraiser for the Shannon Mccants Scholarship Foundation. A list of participants and their bites are below.


White House Chef Daniel Thomas will be the featured chef at this event. His She Crab soup and seared scallop wowed Taste guests in Charleston, SC and he has something excellent in store for Jacksonville 

 Savory

A' Marinades 

Chef Robert

Caterer

(904) 428 - 2407

Spicy Shrimp and Goat Cheese Grits  


 All That Jazz New Orleans Po Boys & Catering 

Chef La Tonya Polite

Food Truck/Caterers

(904) 376-5331

Seafood Gumbo

Jambalaya 

Crawfish Etoufee

Red Beans and Rice

Boudain Sausage

New Orleans King Cake 

The Blu Claw

Chef Wayne Davis

Restaurant

650 Pecan Park Rd n16

Jacksonville, Florida

32218

(904) 517-0505

Maryland Crabcakes

Caribbean Cabbage

Hearty Maryland Crab Soup

Celebs Corner Kitchen 

Chef Love Jones

Restaurant

736 A Philip Randolph Blvd

Jacksonville, Florida

32202

(904) 329-4677

Crab Bites

Dum Dumz

Chicken Bites


Dine with Dia

Chef Rasheed Baker

(904) 885-2027

Rasheed.Baker12@gmail.com

Dia's Divine Thai Chicken Lollipops with Peanut Soy Caramel Glaze

Dirty Red's 

Chef Felicia Haygood

Restaurant

1451 Atlantic Blvd

Neptune Beach, Florida

32266

Dirty Rice & Red Beans

Smoked Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce 

The Doghouse Gourmet Grille & Café

Chef Makeba Sutton

Restaurant

11218 Mc Allister Blvd #4

Jacksonville, Florida 

32218

(904) 514-3875

Mini Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

Specialty Hot Dogs

Shrimp Hush Puppies

Seafood Dressing 

Bread Pudding

Wedding Cake Display

Irie Caribbean Café

Chef Peter Irie 

Restaurant 

5150 Timuquana Rd

Suite 12

Jacksonville, Florida

32210

(904) 771-5591

Jerk Chicken

Rick and Peas

Cabbage and Carrots

Plaintain

Levy Restaurants

Everbank Stadium Restaurant Services

1 Everbank Field Dr

Jacksonville, Florida

32202

(904) 633-6100

 Mini 1901 Fiery Chicken Sandwich


McDonald's 

Multiple Locations

Mighty Chicken Wings

Savor

Chef Ernest Hopkins

Catering

(904) 630-3950

Miniature Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade

Hopping John & Greens Wrapped in Phyllo 


Soul Food Bistro

Chef Celestia Mobley

Restaurant

5310 Lenox Ave

Jacksonville, Florida

32205

(904) 394-0860

and

11876 Atlantic Blvd

Jacksonville, Florida

32225

(904) 394-2801

Mac 'n Cheese

Curry Chicken Over Rice

Bourbon BBQ Slow Braised Oxtail Sliders Housemade Slaw

Hot Blue Crab Dip with Crostini

Tay's Homestyle Cooking 

Chef Tay Smith

Caterer 

(904) 200-7401

Habanero Lime Shrimp with Pica de Gallo

Baked Seafood au Gratin

Roasted Chicken Crown Royal




Winn Dixie

Multiple Locations

SWEET 

Chefronnelle Catering

Chef Ronnelle

(407) 791-7440

Pumpkin Breads

Banana Nut Bread

Chocolate Cake

  

Cupcakes 50. Ect

Chef Charlotte Burch

Bakery

5150 Timuquana Rd

Jacksonville, Florida

32210

Banana Pudding Cupcake

Peach Cobbler 

Crème Brulee

Divine Delectable Desserts by Linda 

Chef Linda Evans

Caterer

(240) 601-4135

"Not Your Grandmother's Banana Pudding" 

Mini Cupcakes

Cookies 

Essie Ruth's

Chef Natasha Spencer

Caterer

(904) 476-9410

Peach Cobbler Cupcakes

Salted Diva Cupcakes

A Surprise Cupcake

Red Velvet Bakery

Moses Crocker

Caterer

(904) 537-4299

mcrocker11@yahoo.com

Red Velvet Cake

Savory Pineapple 

Strawberry

German Chocolate

Pound and Red Velvet Donuts

 

Soul Food with a Twist Catering Service

Chef Patricia Webb

Caterer

(904) 370-4043

soulfoodwithatwist@gmail.com

http://soulfoodwithatwist.com/catering/inside-the-kitchen/

The Original Caramel Buttercrunch

Bananas Foster

Red Velvet Butterpecan

Double Chocolate Ganache Crunch

Sweet Potato Pecan Glazed 

Sweet Pete's

1922 Pearl St

Jacksonville, Florida

32206

(904) 376-7161 

Assorted Sweets

Sea Salt Caramel

Curry Coconut Cashews

Taffy

 

Vanetta's Cakes

Vanetta Sinclair

Caterer 

(904) 239-9217

Assorted Pound Cakes

 Beverages

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits 

Multiple Locations

http://www.abcfws.com/

Green Room Brewing

228 3rd St N

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

32250

(904) 201-9283

http://www.greenroombrewing.com/taproom.html


Gourmet Punch & More Family Cafe

Charlotte Powel

(904)