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Speaking Requests

 Watch me “Dropping Knowledge Like Hot Biscuits”™ in person!

Photo by Jacqueline Yau

Photo by Jacqueline Yau

Presentations

I would love to share my passion for culinary history with you. Here are my presentation topics:

  • U.S. Presidents
    • Black Chefs in the White House–focusing on the cooks for 4 presidents of your choice.
      • George Washington
      • Thomas Jefferson
      • Benjamin Harrison
      • Theodore Roosevelt
      • Franklin Delano Roosevelt
      • Harry Truman
      • Dwight Eisenhower
      • John F. Kennedy
      • Lyndon Johnson
    • Favorite Foods of U.S. Presidents
    • A Liquid History of the U.S. Presidency
      • Soft Drinks in the White House
      • Wine in White House
      • White House cocktails
    • A Culinary History of the White House Kitchen
  • Culinary History
    • Barbecue
    • Chicken and Waffles
    • Hot Sauce
    • Macaroni and Chees
    • Shalom Soul (the connections between Jewish food and soul food)
    • Soda Pop and Other Soft Drinks
    • Soul Food

Speaker’s Fee: For speaking events, I request a fee and reasonable travel expenses. Please contact me at Adrian(at)adrianemiller.com to discuss what will work best for your event.

Catered Meals

For the past decade, I’ve worked with caterers to provide unique meals in your home or for large groups. I provide the recipes and the history, and they’ll do the cooking. I also cook meals for eight to ten people in private homes as a unique silent auction item that typically goes for $500 to $1,000. Here are examples of the cooking genres that you could experience:

  • African Heritage Cuisines
    • Creole Soul–classic dishes from Louisiana
    • Lowcountry Soul–featuring the historic cuisines of Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, G.A.
    • Soul food
    • Southern food
    • Vegan Soul
  • Barbecue
    • Deep South
    • Kansas City
    • Memphis
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Texas
  • Celebrity Soul–a number of celebrities have had African American private chefs, and some African American celebrities have authored their own cookbooks . . . and I have their recipes! Celebrity meals to date are:
    • Maya Angelou
    • Louis Armstrong
    • Pearl Bailey
    • Morgan Freeman
    • Isaac Hayes
    • Patti LaBelle
    • Mahalia Jackson
    • Elvis Presley . . . yeah, that’s right, “The King!”
    • Sylvia Woods–the late owner of an iconic soul food restaurant in Harlem
  • African Heritage Cuisines
    • Creole Soul–classic dishes from African American Creole Cooks
    • Lowcountry Soul–featuring the historic cuisines of Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, G.A.
    • Global soul–edible display of how soul food ingredients play out in other cultures
    • Soul food
    • Southern food
    • South by Southwest–fusing soul food and southwestern cooking
    • Vegan Soul
  • Presidential Soul–featuring the recipes of African American presidential chefs. A special, themed meal menus are available for the following presidents:
    • George Washington
    • Thomas Jefferson
    • John Tyler
    • Benjamin Harrison
    • Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    • Harry Truman
    • Dwight Eisenhower
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Lyndon B. Johnson
    • James E. Carter
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Bill Clinton–Nelson Mandela State Dinner
    • Barack Obama

The cost to do a catered meal event will vary upon the costs charged by the caterer, the location of the event, and what role you would like me to play at the event.

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  • Colorado Interfaith Voices for Justice

Colorado Interfaith Voices for Justice