Highlights from the Event

During the month of February, the Sweet Home Café will bring families and friends together to celebrate African American history and culture through food and hospitality. Every Friday from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, and extending into the weekends, Sweet Home Café will feature special menu takeovers by select chefs from across the country. These chefs will tell stories from their heritage through the exquisite menus they curate and execute in the Sweet Home Café kitchen.  

Jeff Cortez is an Executive Chef with R/A. He graduated from St. John's University with a degree in Business Administration. Following graduation, he began his career at CitiBank. In 2003, he enrolled at the Culinary Academy of Long Island where he participated in a commercial cooking and catering program. He later began his executive culinary career at Legal Sea Foods on Long Island, starting as the lead cook and later working his way up to sous chef.  
In 2010, Chef Jeff joined Restaurant Associates. Since joining R/A he has worked at Google NYC, ABC, Disney, Ernst & Young, Moody's Financial, The US Open, CxRA, Warner Bros, and most recently McKinsey & Company where he is the Executive Chef. He is admired for his vision to create an atmosphere where his teams enjoy coming to work each day, while also improving their culinary knowledge. Chef Jeff specializes in preparing Italian cuisine. His favorite dish to make is homemade lasagna.  

For more details visit Sweet Home Café's webpage. Timed-entry passes are required to enter the museum. 

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