Just in time for the holidays, the first ever all black cooking competition is coming to a computer screen near you. “Bringing It To The Table,” the new web series which will premiere on Thanksgiving, November 23, is a six-part show that will showcase talented African American chefs as they show off their skills and personalities, similar to popular cooking show “Top Chef” on Bravo.
According to the show’s creator, Aminah ‘Chef MiMi’ Robinson-Briscoe, the intention behind the series is to show the art of cooking from an African American perspective:
“Many times when we think of chefs of color, we think of barbecue and fried chicken. And although we love it, it’s not all that we can prepare. But it is society’s stereotypes as seen so often in the media food space.”
“Bringing It To The Table” is described as “an urban reality cooking competition packed with drama and various challenges of obscure and unpredictable tests of taste inside and out of the kitchen.” Combined with reality, the show puts this creative competition into its own arena of cooking.
According to Black News, the creators explained how important it is for black representation:
“This is exactly why we love the digital age of media. If you feel like what you want to see is not being represented by mainstream media, you can create it and easily distribute it through video and social platforms. It is easier than ever to find like-minded people and share your creation.”
The series will be available on “Vimeo on Demand”, and is available for purchase here.