A transformative journey

celebrating the
“soft life,” embracing wellness and holistic independence

through the power of four interconnected threads:

Eats, Speaks, Trade & Beats


Culinary Village

Giving props where props are due! West African foodways are the foundational backbone of many global cuisines yet these contributions are often overlooked and discredited. Our Culinary Village brings a nationally accomplished chef community together to showcase diverse menus that educate by tying global cuisines back to their West African roots and celebrate the flavorful depth and range of these influences.

ChopNation Brunch

Something like the RocNation brunch but with our own flavor… This is the hottest event on the roster! Presented by a lineup of celebrity and James Beard nominated chefs from the African diaspora, ChopNation is an exclusive VIP evening brunch that thoughtfully fuses culture and community with vibes on vibes.


Sippin’ & Speakin’

Engage in relaxed stimulating dialogues with distinguished figures from the diaspora as we fellowship and digest their insights and wisdom, allowing us all to holistically connect and maintain wellness in today’s fast-paced world.

Master Classes

Embark on a transformative culinary journey with our exclusive Master Classes. Immerse yourself in one-on-one sessions led by talented chefs who are passionate about the intersection of food and holistic well-being.

Cultural Education

Chopd & Stewd invites individuals of all backgrounds, including African descendants, Black communities, and a diverse audience of millennials and beyond, to connect with their heritage, explore their identities, and forge meaningful connections. By providing a welcoming environment for self-exploration and understanding, cultural education flourishes, empowering individuals to embrace their own cultural journeys and support the broader mission of inclusivity and diversity.


Òrêké Market

Immerse yourself in a vibrant, bustling marketplace where the captivating world of trade, culture and commerce comes alive, connecting you with the rich heritage of West African influences. Discover the treasures, merchants, and stories that bring cultures together and embrace the beauty of this dynamic exchange.

Artisan Workshops

Embark on a transformative hands-on journey with our exclusive Artisan Workshops. Engage in group sessions led by talented creatives who are passionate about the intersection of commerce and culture.


Sounds of the Motherland Independence Celebration

The power of food and music is unmatched and the Sounds of the Motherland Independence Party is a unique experience that enables our efforts to showcase the beauty of our diaspora beyond any single audience. We couple the celebration with “Small Chòps” highlighting West African food ways, along with sounds of the African diaspora – Afrobeats, Amapiano, Hip Hop, R&B, Dancehall and Soul, to deliver our mission on a deeper level.

Afro Vibes Yoga

Afro Vibes Yoga and Meditation is a unique and immersive experience that combines the healing practices of yoga with the soul-stirring rhythms of African-inspired music, creating a harmonious fusion that will leave guests feeling refreshed, revitalized, and deeply connected. Attendees will embark on a transformative wellness experience like no other.

Afro Beats Dance-off

Engulf yourself in vibrant energy as you learn the hottest moves of the Afro-dance scene, drawing inspiration from Afrobeats, Amapiano, Dancehall, Soca and more. All age groups are welcome in this space and no prior dance experience is necessary to join the fun!

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