Soul Food Sessions

It’s more than a pop-up dinner series.
It’s a movement.

Soul Food Sessions, a series of nonprofit pop-up dinners founded in Charlotte, N.C., was created to find opportunities to increase diversity throughout the food industry. Through a partnership with Coca-Cola Consolidated, your local bottler of Coke products, we are taking these dinners on the road to three new cities. The table is set for Soul Food Session chefs to display their culinary prowess and deliver on their clear and unapologetic mission to lead the conversation of achieving equal opportunity in the culinary field.

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By the Numbers


Just 16% of chefs and head cooks are black. (source)


Only 9.5% of restaurant managers are black. (source)


Companies with diverse leadership are 35% more likely to be profitable above industry medians. (source)


Soul Food Sessions and Coca-Cola Consolidated will grant at least $10,000 in scholarships to culinary students in 2018.

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The table is set for lasting change in the culinary industry, but we can’t do it alone. Claim your seat at the table by signing our pledge and finding out how you can start making a difference today.

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