Quad Clothing Company and HoniiSoul Personal Chef Services to Serve Up the Fashion Meets Food Experience on October 24; Event to Benefit Disability Community
Atlanta, GA…Wednesday, September 1, 2021…Custom fashion design comes together with custom personal chef deliciousness on October 24 in Atlanta on National Food Day, when two creative entrepreneurs from both industries merge efforts to offer a stylishly tasty experience for attendees.
Created by two African-American women business owners, Indrea Gordon, fashion designer and founder of the Quad Clothing Company, a division of Platinum House Style, and Kendra Bates, founder, HoniiSoul Personal Chef Services, a luxury personal culinary experience service, the “Fashion Meets Food” Experience, will cater to fashionistas and foodies alike. In addition, both Gordon and Bates want to make community impact and bring some sense of togetherness, empowerment and escape from the challenges of everyday life for attendees, through this event.
“Kendra’s and my work are designed to make a difference in the lives we touch,” says Gordon, an award-winning designer, whose fashions are created to help women and girls feel confident and empowered. “Clothing and food are two essential elements that everyone needs, but for the fashionistas and foodies who also love the artistic and stylish side of both fashion and food, we thought this was the perfect way to not only showcase our individual creativity collectively and celebrate National Food Day, but to also make a difference while simultaneously adding new flavor to a popular concept,” she said.
In addition to her artistic approach to food in terms of its presentation, as well as the taste, Chef Kendra’s love for family, togetherness and healing through food, is what makes her personal chef service a bit different.
“George Bernard Shaw once said that ‘there is no love sincerer than the love of food,’ and as a personal chef and caterer, I am excited to work with Indrea on realizing her vision of presenting the ‘Fashion Meets Food Experience,” to attendees, through my own love and passion for the art of food preparation and presentation,” said Bates.
Coordinated to also address Covid-19 safety protocols, the “Fashion Meets Food Experience,” is designed to be an intimate gathering of about 100 people and will offer a variety of tapas-type small plates of creative dishes designed to tempt the palette, served in an artful manner. The dishes will be color coordinated with custom fashions designed by Gordon, which will be presented throughout the event by models, including one with autism from Gordon’s Fashion Without Limitations program, which showcases children and young adults with special needs. In addition, a portion of the proceeds for The Fashion Meets Food Experience, will be donated to Autumn’s Gift, a 501c3 nonprofit, that offers respite care services for families of children with special needs.
The “Fashion Meets Food Experience will take place at the Blue Moon Event Hall, located at 1630 Pleasant Hill Rd Set 100, Duluth, GA 30096. Ticket prices range from $60 to $100 and can be purchased by going to quadclothingcompany.com.
For more information about sponsorship or vendor opportunities at the event, contact Chris Waymon at Gates City Management at 404-353-0923 Gatecitymanagement@gmail.com.
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BlackBusinessList.Com Founder To Moderate Panel Discussion About The Power Of Retailers Partnering With Minority Businesses
BlackBusinessList.Com founder, Stephen Wicks, will moderate a panel discussion at the 2021 retailX Conference. The title of the session is How Retail Organizations Can Boost The Bottom Line While Helping Minority Businesses Succeed. Panelists include two minority business owners who have had success in getting their products in major retail stores. Jomaree Pinkard, Co-Founder of Hella Cocktail Co., and Maranda Walker Dowell of Joe’s Gourmet will share their insights and experiences with conference attendees.
The panel discussion will benefit both retailers and brands as the panelists share tips and pointers from their entrepreneurial journey. The moderator, Stephen Wicks, has been working with and helping to promote Black-owned businesses since 1997 and will help guide the conversation.
BlackBusinessList.Com is also developing a special group that will focus on helping minority-owned businesses successfully partner with major retailers. Many Black business owners do not know how to get their products ready to be put on shelves at major retail stores. BlackBusinessList.Com sees this as an opportunity to help them level up and get more sales and exposure.
In addition to the panel discussion, BlackBusinessList.Com and BBLTV will also be live streaming from the event. They will interview retailers and brands directly from the retailX expo floor. Wicks said, “We are very excited to be involved with this event. The retailX Conference is the only major LIVE in-person event of its kind this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We intend to help retailers and minority-owned brands see unique opportunities that exist when they cultivate thoughtful and intentional partnership programs.”
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BlackBusinessList.Com Is Looking For Black Suppliers and Wholesalers To Give Feedback On Their Experiences
BlackBusinessList.Com founder, Stephen Wicks, is moderating a discussion at this year's retailX Conference in Chicago. The discussion will explore the idea that major retailers can add to their bottom lines by purposefully assisting minority businesses and communities.
Are you a black business owner who runs a business in the wholesale and/or retail sales of goods?
We are looking for minority business owners who have products in retail stores to give us their experiences. We may include your feedback in the discussion in Chicago.
Mr. Wicks will use this data in the discussion with minority business owners and retailers at the retailX Conference.
Please feel free to reach out to him at SWicks@BlackBusinessList.Com
You can learn more about the retailX Conference here.
We are very proud to announce that Michelle Perkins will be joining BlackBusinessList.Com in the role of Executive Vice President. Ms. Perkins will be heading up training and educational events for our over 2,000 Black entrepreneurs who are members of our organization.
Shelly is a Los Angeles, California native and has worked with underserved and economically disadvantaged youth and families as a special education teacher, district education administrator, young adult counselor-mentor, curriculum developer, and community outreach organizer for 20 years. She holds a B.S degree in Justice Studies, two Master's degrees in education and community leadership and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling.
We are excited to have her join the team and help take BlackBusinessList.Com to new heights.
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