The BayHaven Food & Wine Festival is a three-day celebration of Black Foodways, aimed at raising awareness of Black culinary experts and creating opportunities for newcomers in the hospitality industry. Founders Subrina Collier and Chef Gregory Collier were inspired by the Harlem Renaissance — an intellectual and cultural revival of African American music, dance, art, fashion, literature and theater in the 1920s and 1930s — to create a festival that will educate and entertain.
By celebrating Black foodways and the industry members who make them possible, the festival will honor the diaspora, foster education, and create meaningful and joyous moments of celebration. Charlotte, NC, has become a true melting pot, drawing folks from around the world. We envision a world where that diversity and representation is equally visible in the arena of elevated food conversation and food festivals.