Toques in Black

A Celebration of Black Chefs

100 of America’s most talented chefs share their stories, experience, and recipes.


Recent Podcasts

Battman on Heritage Radio Network

Originally Aired: Thursday, November 29th 2018 This week Hannah and Kat talk to Battman himself. They talk about his upcoming book release and Monday’s HRN Gala, where he’ll be taking photos! Alan...

Bill Telepan Never Stops Smiling

  Born and raised in New Jersey, Bill Telepan grew up in a family where they shared hearty meals sometimes made with vegetables from their garden. Upon graduating from the Culinary Institute of...

The Dean of Southern Cuisine

Joe Randall has been a veteran of the hospitality and food service industry for more than fifty three years. The depth and range of his experience and his dedication to professional excellence, have earned him the respect of professional chefs as well as restaurant managers and owners.

Memories of the River Cafe with David Burke and Charlie Palmer

Two chefs and restaurateurs -- David Burke and Charlie Palmer -- reminisce about their days at The River Café: singing telegrams, pranks they played, using a smoker, and bridge jumpers. In recent...

Cookbooks – New Digital Editions!

  • Bachour Chocolate–eBook edition

  • Bachour the Baker–eBook edition

  • Sale!

    The Pastry Chef’s Little Black Book–eBook edition

    $14.95 $9.95


Chef Leah Chase Talks About Her 70+ Year Career

Known as the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Leah Chase has fed Quincy Jones, Jesse Jackson, Duke Ellington, Thurgood Marshall, James Baldwin, Ray Charles, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and countless others as Executive Chef of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant.

Battman’s Photography Tour 2018

It’s been 4 months since the Great Gathering of Chefs. It’s hard to believe it was that long ago, and I should have been halfway finished with the book for next year's Great Gathering and also for the new Toques in Black book. There are a total of 275 chefs that I...


NYC Food Events

Thu 21

City Bakery Hot Chocolate Festival

February 1 - February 28
Thu 21

Harlem Restaurant + Retail Week

February 15 - February 28
Thu 21

Grand Street Winter Restaurant Week

February 18 - March 3
Sat 23

4th Annual Charcuterie Masters

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun 24

Best Baguette New York – The Finale

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Japanese Knives

Kanetsugu Saiun Professional Japanese Kitchen Knives

Forge-Layered Damascus Steel