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A Taste of Soul at BCC's Culinary Arts Center is Sunday, Feb. 22

Dawn Frazier

Local celebrity chefs return to the Culinary Arts Center at Burlington County College, 21 Mill Street, to cook up a “Taste of Soul,” in honor of African American History Month, on Sunday, Feb. 22.

“The Taste of Soul honors African American history through the culinary arts and it has quickly become one of Burlington County College’s most popular events of the winter,” said BCC Interim President Dr. David Spang.

BCC will welcome back Chef Tim Witcher, fresh off his win on the Food Network’s show, “Rewrapped,” (Let Them Eat Koffee Kake! episode), to the Taste of Soul event. Witcher, a Culinary Educator at the Burlington County Institute of Technology (BCIT) as well as a BCIT graduate, has enjoyed much success during his culinary career, including serving as executive chef at several establishments such as the Wyndham Hotel and the Wachovia Center.

“Good food brings people together—it breaks down barriers like race, language, economic backgrounds, and ethnic diversities,” Witcher said. “I’m honored to be able to celebrate all cultures through cuisine.”

Witcher will be demonstrating his BBQ short-rib and quinoa empanadas with a spicy watermelon pico de gallo.

Joining Witcher will be Chef and restaurateur Dawn Frazier, best known for her traditional and flavorful comfort food. She is the founder and CEO of Leave The Details Too Me, LLC, a full-service catering event management company, and the former Ms. Dawn’s Kitchen in Burlington, New Jersey. Although she plans on focusing on her catering business, she will stay local and host occasional “pop-up” events for her loyal customers.  

“I am honored to be selected as a featured chef at BCC’s Taste of Soul, because I love to cook and share my passion and story to inspire others,” said Frazier.

For the Taste of Soul, Frazier will demonstrate how to make tomato, onion and asparagus sauté with tilapia.

“Although comfort food is often not considered the healthiest choice, I will be showing guests that there are tasty recipes that are easy-to-prepare, but still healthy,” she added.

Guests can choose between two seatings held at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each seating includes hors d’oeuvres, cooking demos and tastings.

Tickets are $25 per person, $10 for BCC students and $8 for children 12 and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 609-894-9311, ext. 1596. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at the Business Office located on the Pemberton campus in the Lewis M. Parker Center, and the Mount Laurel campus in Laurel Hall.