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The mission of The Family Reunion is to nurture, develop and celebrate racial and ethnic diversity within the next generation of hospitality professionals. Speakers, chefs and sommeliers will delve into the Black cooking traditions that have shaped cuisine in America, share past lessons, and focus on building a better and more inclusive future.

Two percent of ticket sales and 50% of the silent auction from The Family Reunion 2024 will be donated to support the Onwuachi '13 scholarship fund at The Culinary Institute of America.
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“Discussion and action are both moral imperatives, and I'm thankful that I can provide a catalyst for conversation for such an amazingly talented and insightful group of people.”

Sheila Johnson