Having mentors they can relate to and who make them feel seen and supported is important to young black chefs entering the US culinary field, where only 17% of chefs are black, according to Angela Burke. "Seeing the possibilities of what could be through a mentor who transfers quantitative and qualitative insight about the ways they've personally maneuvered through barriers can be a powerful lifeline," writes Burke, creator of the site Black Food & Beverage.
Representation, mentorship important for young black chefs
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