Philly Cheesesteak Competition — Black Chef Showdown 2023

Brisket, Seafood, and Vegan Steaks — Oh My

2 min readJul 9, 2023


Photo by Syed F Hashemi on Unsplash

Hey everybody I’ve been looking for a good cheesesteak for months and today I think I might find a few at the Black Chef Showdown. Today’s competition features 10 different chefs serving traditional, brisket, seafood, and even vegan steaks and I can’t wait! Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023 Time: 12:00 to 6:00 PM
Where: 2300 Arena | 2300 S. Swanson St. Phila, PA (South Philly)
Cost: $25 — $60 + $5.00 for venue parking

Note: Food vouchers are used to sample a competitor’s dish.

According to the official website,

The Black Chef Showdown 2023, is a collaborative event created by Katika & Black and Mobile, two technology companies based in Philadelphia that connect people to Black businesses. Jason Coles, the founder of Katika and David Cabello, the Black and Mobile co-founder stated their purpose behind the event, “Our goal is to highlight the amazing culinary talent of Black chefs in the city and…




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