NCAFFA-WMA will offer the following:

Seminars & Workshops

  • Seminars/Workshops on access to small business and economic development resources — U.S. Small Business Administration; DC, Maryland and Virginia economic development agencies.
  • Seminars/Workshops on specialty food product development and access to food product incubator kitchens and mass marketers.
  • Seminar/Workshops on reaching new markets, using social media, blogging.
  • Seminar/Workshops on crowd-sourcing and other funding options
  • Seminars/Workshops: on fusion foods and other influences, cooking light and healthy options including vegetarian Caribbean.
  • Caribbean Foodways – Caribbean Food Cookbook Authors.
  • Caribbean Foodways – Rum – Tasting and Promotion.
  • Caribbean Foodways – Non-Alcoholic Caribbean Drinks – Tasting and Promotion
  • Caribbean Foodways – Introduction and Use of Caribbean Spices
  • Caribbean Foodways – Black Cake – Competition, Tasting and Promotion.
  • Caribbean Foodways – Pairing Beers with Caribbean Foods.
  • Caribbean Foodways – Pairing Wines with Caribbean Foods..

Scholarship and Education

  •  Caribbean Cooks & Books – supporting authorship.
  • Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship and culinary training.

Annual Cook-off, Exposition and Meetings

  • Annual Exposition and Meeting with networking opportunities.
  • Caribbean Food Competition Cook-offs – Best of the Washington Metropolitan Area (numerous food categories) with juried panel.

Using Our Foodways  to Strengthen Our Community

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