Sheree Williams is the owner of V. Sheree Creative Enterprises (VSCE), a boutique consulting agency and a newly formed nonprofit, The Global Food and Drink Initiative, both located in Oakland, California. Since 2009, Sheree has published the first global culinary publication, Cuisine Noir Magazine, that connects the African diaspora through food, drink and travel. Through her leadership, the magazine has pioneered important conversations about Black chefs, tastemakers, winemakers, travel influencers and more.
Sheree is a 2019 sofi ™ Awards judge for the Specialty Food Association, a wine consultant with FLOW Wine Group, a member of Tastemakers Africa (curator of travel experiences throughout Africa), was recognized by Dine Diaspora as one of 31 Women in Food to know during Women’s History Month in 2019, joined 26 Black and White women in July 2020 for the groundbreaking #sharethemicfoodandbev campaign to amplify the voices of Black women in the food and beverage industries on Instagram and a 2020 Women of the Vine & Spirits Fuel Your Dream scholarship recipient.
To add to it all, she is also a published photographer as well as an approved contributing photographer for Getty/iStock and Shutterstock.
When she is not writing about the latest food trend or bottle of wine, you can find the Illinois native trying new recipes, exploring her Bay Area backyard, sipping on her favorite glass of bubbles or relaxing on by the water.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode
- The importance of black media
- About Cuisine Noir and it’s impact on the food and beverage space
- About The Global Food and Drink Initiative and its mission
- The current media landscape to tell more diverse stories in food and drink