Alex Askew
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Diversity in Foodservice

Anyone who understands the importance of exploring cultural diversity in the culinary and hospitality world.
Dec 30, 2011
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Diversity in Foodservice

Anyone who understands the importance of exploring cultural diversity in the culinary and hospitality world.
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Diversity in Foodservice

Anyone who understands the importance of exploring cultural diversity in the culinary and hospitality world.
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Diversity in Foodservice

Anyone who understands the importance of exploring cultural diversity in the culinary and hospitality world.
Jan 25, 2011
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BCA 7th Annual Global Food and Wine Experience at The Prince George Ballroom

September 30, 2010 from 7pm to 10:30pm
NEW YORK, NY - August 26, 2010 -The BCA will celebrate its 7th annual Global Food and Wine Experience. During this event, over 50 chefs, wine merchants, and hundreds of food connoisseurs will join together to create a platform for extraordinary culinary exploration. As part of the event's unique experience, more than 75 culinary students will be working side by side with New York's premier industry professionals as they prepare and unveil the latest trends in cuisine. The affair, titled…See More
Sep 8, 2010

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Diversity in Foodservice

Anyone who understands the importance of exploring cultural diversity in the culinary and hospitality world.
Sep 6, 2010
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Diversity in Foodservice

Anyone who understands the importance of exploring cultural diversity in the culinary and hospitality world.
Aug 21, 2010

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Discovering new food, Discovering new wines, Consulting, Networking, Deals
Personal Quote
We all must find common ground
President & Co-founder

At 14, Alex received his first job offer through a high school program. In 1987, after six years of working in a variety of NY-area restaurants, he attended the Culinary Institute of America and graduated in 1989.

With a focus on eating lifestyles and trends in new menu alternatives, Alex began food research, development and consulting for large companies. Clients included General Mills, Hilton Hotels, Aramark Corporation and Specialty Restaurants, among other private clients.

In 1993, while working in restaurants that broadened his experience – Cajun, Creole, holistic, Latin and Southern cuisine – Alex co-founded the Black Culinarian Alliance which today is branded BCA. The BCA is a nationwide non-profit, educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals – which stresses Education, Awareness and Exposure for people of color within the hospitality industry.

The BCA also provides quality educational and employment resources, job coaching, mentoring, assistance with placement and networking support. It also exposes inner-city high school students to the culinary arts through a series of workshops introducing it as a viable career option.

Alex has enjoyed guest appearances on Good Morning America, CBS’ The Early Show, and the Food Network. He was a 2001 Doctorate of Foodservice recipient from the North American Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers.

With 25 years in the restaurant and hospitality field, Alex continues to consult on projects nationwide and in Europe – using his great wealth of acquired knowledge and experience.
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Alex Askew's Blog

Menu for March 8th Event with Culinary Students

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 9:55am 0 Comments

For everone asking to see the menu for the upcoming event here it is.

BCA 15th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Dinner


Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Savory Lobster Cheesecake and Watermelon Chutney

Prepared by

Career Academy of NY

Crab-stuffed Grouper Roll with Avocado Purée

Prepared by

South Bronx Job Corps Academy

Bahamian Conch and Corn… Continue

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At 8:16pm on August 3, 2009, Meliano Plasencia said…
Hi Alex how are you doing,
count with me for BCA .

At 2:00am on March 24, 2009,
Dedra Blount
I am fine. How are you? How was the dinner?
At 8:45pm on March 6, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
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At 5:36pm on September 3, 2008,
Tim Pitts
Hey Alex,
Just joined this website. Seems quite interesting. I'll see you later!
At 5:27pm on August 18, 2008, Fredy said…
stopping by to say hello...check out my new video...thx.
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At 9:45pm on June 5, 2008, Alex Askew said…
Angela, Monday afternoon works, you pick the time. My direct cell is 631-513-0336. Hope all is well.

At 8:39am on June 4, 2008, Angela said…
Hi Alex,

I would love to talk about Diversity in the Foodservice. I also have some ideas for's future. Please contact me at and I will be able to email you my available times for a phone conversation.

At 7:56pm on June 3, 2008, Angela said…
Hello Alex,

Would you like to talk about potential partnerships between and BCA?

Angela Bickham
At 7:04pm on March 21, 2008, Ron W Duprat said…
did you read about my nephew Ereck Plancher died playing football
At 7:03pm on March 21, 2008, Ron W Duprat said…
wazup bro




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