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Soul Food Around the World

August 08, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kitchen Network Dining Room, 1785 Quebec St.
Denver, 80220 United States
Event Description

Soul Food Around the World

Featuring the Soul Food Scholar Adrian Miller

Join WorldDenver for an unforgettable evening filled with delicious food and cultural exploration, all in support of the World Affairs Challenge education program! Your participation will help raise crucial funds to expand international education opportunities for students in Colorado and 11 other countries.

Indulge in a signature cocktail paired with scratch-made Ghanaian fried chicken while learning about the global influence of soul food from renowned Soul Food Scholar and James Beard Award Winning author, Adrian Miller.

VIP Chef Demo
For an additional contribution, up to 20 guests will have the opportunity to join Adrian for an exclusive cooking demonstration and intimate discussion at 5:30 p.m. prior to the dinner program.

Vegetarian & vegan options available.


Early Bird Member Dinner & Program: $125
Special early bird price available to Young Professional members – log in to access Member Prices
Early Bird Available until July 11

Non-Member Dinner & Program: $150
ALL – Attend VIP Chef Demo: +$100
Space is limited for VIP demo

Evening Program Agenda

5:30 p.m. | VIP Cooking Demonstration
6:30 p.m. | Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. | Dinner & Program
8:30 p.m. | Evening Concludes

Why Support the World Affairs Challenge?

The World Affairs Challenge is an international program for middle and high school students to create innovative solutions that tackle sustainability issues, guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Young people gain critical, transferable skills while embracing the interconnectedness of the world in formulating their solutions. In the words of a former WAC student, “It’s not us versus them, we’re all in this together! We’re all trying to solve [these] problems as one.”

Your support: 

  • Directly funds the participation of student teams in the program
  • Enables WorldDenver to reach over 800 students each year in Colorado and 11 countries around the world
  • Facilitates relevant, adaptable curriculum for teachers based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Creates the opportunity for students to connect with subject matter experts and community members making change
  • Shows students that their voices and actions matter to the world!


Take a look at the 2024 winning presentations to get a sense of the creativity and passion the students bring to their projects. It truly is a brighter future with these young people leading the way!

About the Speaker
Adrian Miller, Soul Food Scholar, Author, James Beard Award Winner

Adrian received an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University in 1991, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995. From 1999 to 2001, Miller served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton with his Initiative for One America – the first free-standing office in the White House to address issues of racial, religious and ethnic reconciliation. Miller went on to serve as a senior policy analyst for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. From 2004 to 2010, he served on the board for the Southern Foodways Alliance. In June 2019, Adrian lectured in the Masters of Gastronomy program at the Università di Scienze Gastronomiche (nicknamed the “Slow Food University”) in Pollenzo, Italy. He is currently the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches and, as such, is the first African American, and the first layperson, to hold that position.

Event Details
August 08, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$150 – $250
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Event Venue
Kitchen Network Dining Room
1785 Quebec St., Denver