FOUNDER OF BLACK CULINARY HISTORY CHEF THERESE NELSON TO SPEAK AT DILLARD UNIVERSITY
FOUNDER OF BLACK CULINARY HISTORY
CHEF THERESE NELSON TO SPEAK AT DILLARD UNIVERSITY
NEW ORLEANS – The Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture will host Chef and Founder of Black Culinary History, Therese Nelson at Dillard University on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Nelson will discuss her career and how historical memory is the blueprint for cultural stewardship on the Gentilly campus at 11:00 a.m. in Georges Auditorium. After her speaking engagement, Nelson will cook her favorite recipes for attendees. This event is free and open to the public.
Nelson hails from Newark, New Jersey and is a summa cum laude graduate of Johnson and Wales University. She holds two degrees in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. Nelson's culinary career began in the 2000s when she worked for the Hilton, Marriott, Orient Express and Four Seasons hotels. In 2006, Nelson joined Get Em Girls Inc. as a food editor and executive chef. Through her work with the brand, Nelson cooked for entertainment and communication companies Black Enterprise, Carol's Daughter, BET, MTV, WEEN, Verizon and RocNation. Concurrently, Nelson launched Black Culinary History to connect with chefs of color to preserve black heritage throughout the African culinary diaspora. After Get Em Girls dissolved, Nelson became a consultant and food editor for First We Feast and Taste Cooking.
Nelson is a member of Eta Sigma Delta, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, Southern Foodways Alliance, National Association of Professional Women, and the Culinary Historians of New York. She currently lives in East Harlem, New York.
WHO: Therese Nelson
WHAT: Therese Neslon will host an afternoon chat on cultural stewardship at Dillard University.
WHEN: November 14, 2019 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Nelson’s discussion will take place at Dillard University’s Georges Auditorium located in the Professional Schools Building: 2601 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70122.
Dillard University, located in New Orleans at 2601 Gentilly Blvd., is a private four-year liberal arts historically black institution with a history dating back to 1869. For more information, please visit www.dillard.edu. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook @DU1869 and Instagram, Dillard University.