Diversity and creativity are on the menu for 2nd Annual 'Culture Matters Cooking Competition'

FLINT, Michigan — On August 13 at 3:00 p.m., TC McClain Enterprises will be hosting its second annual “The Culture Matters Cooking Competition” at the Flint Farmers' Market to celebrate culinary diversity. “I want to showcase the culinary talent we have cooking in our city,” said TC McClain, the owner of TC McClain Enterprises. According to McClain, the competition is not your average cook-off. Instead, she describes the competition as a beautiful way to amplify local talent while also celebrating diversity in culture, food, and creativity. 

By hosting the cooking competition at the Farmers' Market, McClain hopes to attract up-and-coming chefs from the local community that are looking to display their talents, gain additional exposure, and build community with other rising chefs. 

“My goal for the event is for it to run smoothly like the productions I see on TV,” said McClain. “I want it to be bigger and better than it was last year. My hope is that each competing chef gains exposure to catapult their business and leave inspired to continue to share their talents with the world.”

The chef's competing in this year's cook-off include Chef DeAndre Richardson, Chef Denise Artist, Chef Terrail Jones, Chef Bryan Al-Reyes, and last year's winner Chef Micah Din. The judges who have the honor of tasting all of the delicious dishes are Adriana Lanice of La BelleWerk Modeling and Booking Agency, Therman Sisco of Sisco Catering LLC, and Ahmad Alzahabi who is a content creator and founder of The Golden Balance.

“Our competition invites chefs from all backgrounds to showcase their culinary prowess and creativity,” said McClain. “This allows Flint residents to enjoy a culinary journey where diverse flavors and culture blend together in a sizzling display of excellence.”
TC McClain, owner of TC McClain Enterprises.
For McClain, a successful event is measured by the opportunity to enrich the lives of food enthusiasts and culinary artists alike by providing a platform to showcase the beauty and diversity of food, combined with their genuine love for the craft.

In addition to hosting cooking competitions, TC McClain Enterprises provides administrative support, project coordination, and management services for culinary events throughout the nation.

Through this work, the company is able to bridge the gap between community and culinary talent while also uniting food enthusiasts, chefs, and communities from all corners of the world.

“We value the relationships we build, both with culinary artists and communities at large, and we are determined to leave a positive lasting impression on all those we serve. We embrace the challenge of our diverse roles, striving to inspire, connect and enrich lives through a harmonious celebration of culture, cuisine, and efficient project management,” said McClain.

Community members can get involved with TC McClain Enterprises by coming out to support the cooking competition and bringing good energy, support, and enthusiasm.

“The community can look forward to more expanded experiences that highlight the culinary talent we have in our communities,” said McClain. “Food is a universal love language and I believe this is only the start of an ever-growing and engaging culinary journey for all to savor and cherish.”

For tickets to the 2nd Annual 'The Culture Matters Cooking Competition,' click here. For more info on TC McClain Enterprises, visit: tcmcclainenterprises.com
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