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Bcaglobal Board Advisor

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BCA Global

  • 18 people are interested

BCAGlobal (www.Bcaglobal.org) is currently seeking individuals to serve as a candidate for Board Advisor to support the rapid growth of the organization. We realize the first step is to have engaged individuals that believe in the importance of diversity despite their own cultural background. We are seeking persons knowledgeable about "branding and fundraising" and play a role-providing guidance for the National development of the organization.

BCAGlobal (formally Black Culinarian Alliance), a non-profit empowering people of color across diverse cultures through education, training and mentoring in the culinary and hospitality industry. This industry is vast and yet barriers to achieve and advance remain for aspiring food professionals of color. For nearly a quarter century, BCA Global has been a critical resource for overcoming these barriers and increasing individual opportunities while furthering diversity within the industry.

BCA Global was established in 1993 by three graduates of the Culinary Institute of America as an alumni chapter, which grew to become an influential and effective non-profit resource for the industry. Now, the mission and approach of BCA Global has expanded to embrace the entire spectrum of people of color and ethnicities who are inspired and compelled to explore gastronomy across cultures especially with our newest program.

Mindfulness for the Beloved Community (loveisfood.org) defines the BCA approach, a new paradigm within which eating is an expression of identity and a path to self-actualization that has the power to reconnect family, community, culture, faith and well-being though food. This paradigm provides a foundation and framework for BCA to bring together aspiring culinary professionals, food system and nutritional experts, and communities to collaborate on transformational projects, such as urban agriculture and community gardens.

As a longtime change agent within the industry, I have personally experienced both the critical role of education and mentoring to improve careers, as well as the power of working within a mindfulness framework. I am convinced that BCA Global has the vision, drive and commitment to make a significant contribution to the lives of individuals and furtherance of a beloved community.

It is my sincere wish that you will choose to join our mission, leverage your talents and expertise, and serve as a partner to fellow board members during this exciting phase in BCA’s growth. Together in unity, we will impact the future of diversity within the food space and communities of color.

Sincerely,

Alex Askew, President,

BCA Global

alex@bcaglobal.org

Chef1aca@aol.com

BCAGlobal.org

O-212-643-6570

C- 631-513-0336

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About BCA Global

Location:

Mailing Address: 244 Madison Avenue, Suite 305, New York, NY 10016, US

Mission Statement

The BCA is a nationwide non-profit educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1998, our mission is to create exposure and provide educational and professional opportunities for culinary and hospitality professionals of color. We accomplish this objective by providing quality educational and employment resources, job coaching, mentoring and assistance with placement, and networking support. Additionally, the BCA exposes inner-city high school students to the culinary arts through workshops and opportunities that introduce culinary arts as a viable career option.

Description

In 1993, three graduates of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, including the current president, Alex Askew, met to discuss issues concerning African-Americans in the culinary and hospitality industries. The resulting organization, the Black Culinarian Alliance, was created to analyze and address the lack of education, awareness and exposure for African-Americans in these fields. The Black Culinarian Alliance would prove beneficial for both African-Americans and the culinary and hospitality industries. With education as a cornerstone, the organization moved forward in promoting career opportunities for African-Americans in the culinary and hospitality fields. Operating as the Black Culinarian Alumni Chapter of the Culinary Institute of America, it was the first membership of its kind for minority graduates of a culinary institution.

Incorporated as the Black Culinarian Alliance in 1998, and now known simply as the BCA, membership is composed of all ethnic groups and represents one of the largest percentages of professional women in the industry. Embracing this inclusion and understanding the rapidly growing multicultural audience and marketplace, the BCA continues with its objectives and remains focused on its mission as it pertains to all culinary professionals and students of color.

Board Development
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Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

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WHERE

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SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Program Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4-6 Hours per Month
  • Think Tank Mentality

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