Black Restaurant Week 2019 kicked off with a bang recently as restauranteurs, chefs and foodies of all types gathered at the Emancipation Community Center for Aroma: Houston Culinary Panel Discussion 2019. Attendees learned of the successful business strategies of leading culinary experts who shared their knowledge about culinary product placement, preparing recipes for mass distribution, raising capital, and more. Panelists included Tamala Austin (Jive Juice Company), Tyla-Simone Crayton (Sienna Sauce), Wayne Luckett (Branwar Wines) and Sonny Messiah Jiles (Defender Network CEO). Event partners included the Greater Houston Black Chamber, Emancipation Park Conservatory, Fade Media, Branwar Wines and Frenchy’s Chicken. Other attendees included Karinn Chavarria, Nia Crooks, Percy Creuzot, Wayne Luckett and more.