• Dinner for 30

    A dinner series to celebrate, share, and preserve family traditions.

  • Upcoming Events

    Brunch w/ Shane Bernardo

    We've invited Shane Bernardo and Sarap Detroit, A Filipino-inspired pop-up restaurant concept that celebrates the flavors of the Philippines by way of Michigan, to participate in this Filipino-style brunch. RSVP to learn more!

  • Latest Episodes

    Introduction

    Episode: 01

    Cornetta Lane introduces Dinner for 30. The event featured Satori Shakoor and Doreen Bethel who made a southern classic: Potliker.

    Ederique Goudia & Larry Gabriel

    Episode: 02

    Ederique Goudia is a food entrepreneur and soon-t0-be restauranteur. She prepared a traditional Lousiana Creole dish: grits & grillades.

    Yachecia Holston

    Episode: 03

    Yachecia Holston is a top 5 finalist on Master Chef Season 8. She cooked a sassy-southern fusion dish: chicken & dumplings.

    Orlando Bailey & Pamala Brown

    Episode: 04

    Orlando Bailey is a sweetheart of Detroit. Orlando and Pamala Brown, his "Mama Dukes", made a chicken-stir dish.

    Misha Stallworth & Niles Heron

    Episode: 05

    Misha & Niles prepared chicken chili and delicious homemade "hot pockets". They talked about the significance of "fictive kin".

  • The Detroit Story Cookbook

    Pre-order your copy today!

  • Want to get involved?

    Four ways to get involved

    1

    Help out behind the scenes!

    We're looking for a kitchen crew to support the storyteller. Do you have food handling experience? Sign up.

    2

    Become a champion of the work!

    When you give, you help us design, share, and preserve community stories. All donations are tax deductible.

    3

    Share your story with the world!

    Are you as passionate about telling stories as you are about cooking food? We want to work with you.

    4

    Let's work together!

    Do you have startup capital? Experience with organizing food events? Have a liquor license? Let's talk!

  • Press highlights

    ‘Dinner for 30’ offers a more complete narrative of Detroit’s dining scene, Tostada Magazine by Serena Maria Daniels, March 28, 2018.

     

    Your story is worth sharing, Allied Media Project by Cornetta Lane, Sept 12, 2017.

     

    Combining storytelling with a meal to create a cultural exchange in Detroit, The Renewal Project by Cornetta Lane, September 7, 2017.

     

    ‘Dinner For 30’: A New Detroit Experience that Merges Live Storytelling and Cooking, Media Release, September 4, 2017.

  • Wall of thanks

    Fully funded by foundation & community support!

    Foundation Support

    Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan

    Sponsorship Support - $500 or more

    John Zapolski

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