Collard Green Cook-Off | Uplifted by Khary Frazier of Detroit is Different


🌿🎉 Join us for a one-of-a-kind Summer celebration honoring healthy food, urban gardening, and Detroit’s Legacy Black Community at the inaugural Collard Green Cook-Off presented by Detroit is Different! This exciting event will take place on Thursday, August 17, 2023, from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Detroit is Different Garden located at 1634 Clements, Detroit, MI 48238.

🍃 The Collard Green Cook-Off will feature five dynamic chefs showcasing their culinary skills using collard greens sourced from Detroit’s vibrant urban gardens. For our vegan and vegetarian guests, there will be delectable vegan collard greens to savor and enjoy.

👩‍🍳 The panel of esteemed judges includes Build Institute’s CEO, Regina Ann-Campbell, who is thrilled to be part of this event. Joining her are Comedian Coco, Tepfirah Rushdan from Keep Growing Detroit, and Brittany March from itsFoodDetroit, making sure the competition is fierce and fun!

🎤 Get ready for some fantastic blues performances by Detroit’s very own queen of Blues, Thornetta Davis, and the talented Arise Detroit founder, Luther ‘Bad Man’ Keith. Their soulful tunes will add to the vibrant atmosphere of the event.

🎙️ Detroit is Different’s very own podcasters Piper Carter and Comedian T Barb will be broadcasting live with special guests from the Detroit Black Land Farmer Fund. Erin Bevel from Detroit Black Food Security Community Network, Jerry Hebron from Oakland Avenue Farm, and Shakara Tyler from Detroit People’s Food Co-Op will share their insights on the local food scene and more.

🎊 The Cook-Off contest will be hosted by the hilarious Comedian Mic Larry, promising a barrel of laughs and entertainment throughout the event.

🏬 Don’t miss the lively marketplace with community vendors offering unique and exciting products. Bring some cash to buy more tasting tickets and indulge in all the mouthwatering collard green dishes from the talented chefs.

🏰 Explore the Detroit is Different podcast studio through guided tours and enjoy the bounce house event for the little ones, making this event perfect for the whole family!

🎫 The event is entirely free, but make sure to secure your free tasting ticket by registering on Eventbrite. This is a Detroit is Different exclusive 2023 A Lot of Studio event, and we welcome guests of all ages to join us in the festivities.

🤝 Special thanks to our generous sponsors: All Things Detroit, The Andy Arts Center, Black America Rising, Black Bottom Gun Club, Bridge Detroit, Detroit Denim, Detroit City Distillery, Detroit Justice Center, Detroit Muslim Mission, Detroit Recordings, Detroit Sip, Dobi Real Estate, Foundation Management, Getting Better Podcast, Grand Valley State University Division of Enrollment Development & Educational Outreach, Hot Sams Detroit Clothing, Hope Village Revitalization, The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Moghul and Main Realty, Piper Carter Podcast, Plum Health, Signature Solutions, The Shed at Martz Park, Soulardarity, Still Standing Business Consulting, Wooden Group Home Help, and Sweet Water Foundation.

🌱 Come together and celebrate the richness of Detroit’s culinary heritage, the spirit of community, and the power of healthy food. Be a part of this unique event and experience the best of Detroit’s collard greens. See you at the Collard Green Cook-Off presented by Detroit is Different! 🍽️🎶🎙️🎊


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