Cuisine Noir Magazine is the first magazine to feature the talents of African-American culinary and wine professionals across the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 60 percent of chefs or head cooks are white and only 9 percent are black. Decades ago cooking in restaurants was considered menial labor and kitchens were often staffed with African-Americans. Now that the culinary industry is apart of the entertainment industry, blacks are underrepresented as chefs and cooks.

Their mission is to increase the visibility of American-Americans in culinary industry among mainstream media. They’re a unique vehicle that showcases the talents of culinary professionals, as well as tapping into the underserved market of African-American foodies and wine enthusiasts. Through their partners such as the Food Network, Travel Channel, reality show casting agencies and the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, they are able to help open doors for African-American culinary professionals. Cuisine Noir caters to influential and affluent African-Americans.

Each month, readers are treated to stories about industry experts and professionals to vineyards and world class destinations around the world. Celebrity chefs featured include The Neelys, Tre Wilcox, Nikki Shaw, Aaron McCargo, Jr., Sunny Anderson, Jeff Henderson and G. Garvin. In addition, our magazine is the first to also showcase the “foodie” side of African-American celebrities such as Dr. Maya Angelou, Mo’Nique, Wendy Williams, Chris Bridges (aka Ludacris), Holly Robinson-Peete, Hill Harper, Rick Fox, Charlie Wilson, Niecy Nash, Brian Hooks, and LisaRaye McCoy.

Cuisine Noir is the perfect fit for foodies who are looking for the ultimate culinary experience that truly complements their lifestyle and enjoyment of both the simple and finer things in life.

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