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McDowell's Branding Group was brought on board to curate and manage an exciting award show celebrating African American Chefs in the culinary world.  The Lady Chef Awards took place during the week of the ESSENCE Festival.  The event spotlighted 3 chefs, but celebrated all women who have left a mark in the culinary world.  Honorees included: Hip Hop Legend/Restauranteur Mia X, Chef Melissa Hinton, and Chef Toya Boudy.  The event included red carpet arrivals, poetry, music, live cooking demos, roundtable talk from the kitchen, and a special presentation of signature Lady Chef coats.  McDowell's Branding Group also managed the PR for the event and accompanied the chefs on a press tour to promote the event.


 View photos below, a interview at The 504 TV Show, and check out the event coverage from Black Boot: 

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