This high-end collab dinner features an all-African-American chef lineup

Elijah Milligan does a lot of tasting dinners. The Philly-born chef, whose resume includes time at Le Bec-Fin, Laurel, Stateside and Vernick, now owns a private culinary company and participates at pop-ups and gala fundraisers all over the country. The organizers and causes behind these events vary widely, but Milligan has noticed one thing is usually the same.

“On the national stage, I do a lot of collabs,” Milligan said this week. “Many times, I’m one of the few — or the only — African American chef there.”

That will not be the case at the upcoming collaboration dinner at South Kitchen & Bar on North Broad. For that evening, which comprises a cocktail hour followed by a 10-course tasting menu, every one of the participating cooks is African American — and that’s the whole…

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