Last month, TomKat Ranch and the Office of Kat Taylor were thrilled to host the Black Food Summit in partnership with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and Chef-in-Residence, Bryant Terry,
Black Food Summit 2022 at TomKat Ranch
Photo by Tinashe Chidarikire, courtesy of MoAD
By: Grace-Sonia Melanio, Office of Kat Taylor
Last month, TomKat Ranch and the Office of Kat Taylor were thrilled to host the Black Food Summit in partnership with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and Chef-in-Residence, Bryant Terry, as we share a common mission to provide food in a way that nourishes people and the planet. Inspired by Chef Bryant’s highly acclaimed cookbook Black Food: Stories, Art and Recipes from the African Diaspora, over 200 guests convened at MoAD and TomKat Ranch for a weekend of food, storytelling, experiential learning, rest, rejuvenation, and leisure.
The Ranch activities included a field walk for participants to learn about regenerative ranching and time to engage with our horses to promote awareness and self-discovery. In addition to time with Chef Bryant Terry, a major highlight of the event was a film screening and discussion of Rhythms of the Land with cultural anthropologist and filmmaker Dr. Gail Myers and Natalie Baszile, renowned author of Queen Sugar and We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land and Legacy. The weekend culminated in a community supper by local Bay Area Black chefs and a musical performance by the Kev Choice Ensemble.