Foods of the Black Diaspora: July 2 Pop-Up Dinner in Berkeley

Join Harlem-based chef Steve ‘Toúchef’ Coupet and Oakland-based Kay In The Bay Curated Events on Sunday, July 2 for an unforgettable five-course dining experience exploring the impact of Black food on the American palate.

As a first-generation Haitian-American, Toúchef is experienced in French technique, and is self-taught in world cuisine. He has hosted exclusive pop-up dinners in locales from South Africa to New York City and Philadelphia including a recent Bay Area event that was featured in this Berkeleyside story.

As an East Coast transplant who has called Oakland home for the last nine years, Kahja Elliott followed her belief that the best way to get to know a place is through its food. This led her to dive deep into the East Bay culinary scene, and in 2022, her experiences inspired her to launch Kay In The Bay Curated Events, where the focus is on creating community by connecting people with culinary experiences.

The menu for this event will showcase the rich heritage, vibrant flavors, and profound cultural significance of cuisines across the Diaspora, featuring contemporary dishes with classic ingredients. The dessert offering will feature Black woman–owned brand That’s My Jam, a local emerging artisan.

Seating for this intimate event is limited, so take advantage of early bird pricing and look forward to a memorable evening of dining and storytelling.

American Food is Black Food: A Pop-up Dinner
Sunday, July 2, 5–8pm
2570 Ninth St, Berkeley
Info and tickets available here