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 CHEDULE

The 2022 BayHaven Food & Wine Festival will feature numerous intimate, multi-course chef dinners, a large tasting event and a tailgate celebration to close out the event. Celebrate “Homecoming” for five days, Oct. 19-23 featuring Black foodways drawing inspiration from historically Black colleges and universities! Tickets for all events can be purchased, here. 

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022

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Friends of James Beard Dinner, 6:00pm

Cocktail reception begins at 6 PM., dinner starts at 7:15 PM, $275

This Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner will feature six courses and four wine pairings from featured participants:
 

JBF Award Nominee Gregory Collier, BayHaven Restaurant Group, Charlotte, NC

Kenyatta Ashford, Neutral Ground, Chattanooga, TN

Tavel Bristol-Joseph, Emmer Hospitality Group, Austin, TX

JBF Award Semifinalist Cleophus Hethington, Ębí Chop Bar, Atlanta

JBF Award Winner Ricky Moore, Saltbox Seafood Joint, Durham, NC

JBF Award Semifinalist Keith Rhodes, Catch, Wilmington, DE

Tiesha Whittaker, Buttermilk Boutique, Clayton, NC

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

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Chef Zoe and Friends, 6:30pm

6:30 - 9:30 PM, $275

This all-women dinner, led by chef Zoe Adjonyoh, author of “Zoe's Ghana Kitchen” and Director of Women’s Leadership Programs at the James Beard Foundation, will feature six courses and three cocktail pairings. Featured participants include: 
 

Courtney Evans, Leah & Louise, Charlotte, NC

Selasie Dotse, Elade Test Kitchen, San Francisco, CA

Nana Wilmot, Love That I Knead Supper Club, Philadelphia, PA
 

Guests will receive a copy of Adjonyoh’s book and spices.

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"Green With Envy" Vegan Dinner, 6:30pm

Experience an impressive lineup of chefs and 3 cocktails. partnering with Plantivia Wellness and featured participants:
 

Adjoa Courtney  aka Chef Joya, Cooking With Joya, Charlotte, NC

JBF Award Semifinalist Cleophus Hethington, Ębí Chop Bar, Atlanta, GA

Elaina Ruth, Tempest, Charleston, SC

Enrika Williams, Fauna Foodworks, Jackson, MS

Adrian Lipscombe, La Crosse, WI

Xavier Smith, Neomed, Rootstown, Ohio

Brett Wright, New York, NY

Shanita Mcafee Bryant, The Prospect KC  

6:30 - 9:30 PM, $215

Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

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Pregame Food Truck Rally, 11:00am

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, $45-85

Food truck rally which includes dishes from your favorite food trucks and vendors including beverage tastings from amazing companies from all over! Experience 2 food vendors and 2 (alcohol) beverage makers with each ticket or purchase the All Inclusive ticket for an unlimited experience!

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Seafood 202 Dinner, 6:30pm

6:30 - 9:30 PM, $235

The six-course dinner, featuring wine pairings and live music al fresco will feature the following chefs:
 

Tonya and David Thomas, H3irloom Food Group, Baltimore, MD

Kristi Brown-Wokoma, That Brown Girl Cooks!, Seattle, WA

Jamie Davis, The Hackney, Washington, NC

Chad Lewis, Haymaker, Charlotte, NC

Chris Scott, Butterfunk Biscuit Company, New York, NY

Lawrence Weeks, North of Bourbon, Louisville, KY

Duane Nutter, Southern National, Mobile, AL

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Homecoming Gala, 6:30pm

Put on your nicest threads and dancing shoes – this event will have you reliving your best college homecoming dance days. Chef stations, entertainment and top mixologists and winemakers – it’s an adult prom, featuring:
 

Whitney Thomas, Serenidad/Vantrece Hospitality Group, Atlanta, GA

Joleen Usher, Leah & Louise, Charlotte, NC

Chayil Johnson, Community Matters Cafe, Charlotte, NC

Stephen Jones, The Larder + The Delta, Phoenix, AZ 

Jelisa Montalvo, Dorothy's Catering 2, Fayetteville, NC

Ben Welch, Lucy Quinn, Milwaukee, WI

Oscar Johnson and Daryl Cooper, Jimmy Pearls, Charlotte, NC

Josh Swinney, Sincère Fare, Atlanta, GA

Robert Butts, Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Atlanta, GA

Tiesha Whittaker, Buttermilk Boutique, Clayton, NC

Courtney Evans, Leah & Louise, Charlotte, NC

Brandon Staton, Leah & Louise, Charlotte, NC

6:30 -10:00 PM, $225

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022

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Pep Rally Tasting Tent, 11:00am

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, $150

Don’t miss the main event! Enjoy bites and beverages from more than 75 chefs, winemakers and mixologists from across the country.

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Second Semester Dinner, 6:30pm

6:30 - 9:30 PM, $185

What is wild game? Anything from quail to rabbit to gator. Taste a hunter’s bounty in six courses and four wines, featuring: 
 

Ederique Goudia, Taste the Diaspora, Detroit, MI

Lawrence Weeks, North of Bourbon, Louisville, KY

Joleen Usher, Leah & Louise, Charlotte, NC

Kenny Gilbert, Silkie’s Chicken and Champagne Bar, Jacksonville, NC

Brandon Staton, Leah & Louise, Charlotte, NC

Whitney Thomas, Serenidad/Vantrece Hospitality Group, Atlanta, GA

Robert Butts, Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Atlanta, GA

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022

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Alumni "Set It Off" Brunch, 11:00am

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, $185

Come set it off at this multi-course brunch with a variety of wines, music, cocktails & fun featuring: 
 

Lamar Moore, River North Dining And Entertainment, Chicago, IL

Jamie Davis, The Hackney, Washington, NC

Kenneth Gilbert, Silkie’s Chicken and Champagne Bar, Jacksonville, NC

Stephen Jones, The Larder + The Delta, Phoenix, AZ

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Post-Game Tailgate, 5:30pm

5:30 - 8:30 PM, $115

The grand finale of the five-day festival is a tailgate-style BBQ cookout with multiple food stations (some vegan/vegetarian options) and curated cocktails and beer, featuring:
 

Tiffany Williams, Exquisite Catering & Events, Chicago, IL

Jamie Barnes, What The Fries, Charlotte, NC

Adrian Lipscombe, La Crosse, WI

Joshua Lee, Lake & Oak BBQ, Atlanta, GA 

Reyaña Radcliff, Your Braisen Chef, Charlotte, NC

Armani Johnson, Prince George’s County, MD