The Mission

The Big Queer Food Fest is a vibrant celebration of LGBTQ+ culinary excellence that brings together renowned and up-and-coming chefs, tastemakers, food purveyors, and food enthusiasts from across the country. Through food-focused events and the 2025 inaugural festival, BQFF is a platform for members of the LGBTQ+ culinary community to showcase their unique culinary identity while fostering a sense of community and belonging within the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

Our mission is to show how incredibly diverse, influential, and delectable our queer culinary heritage truly is. We pay homage to the culinary pioneers who paved the way, champion the present by showcasing the brilliance of queer voices in the kitchen, and carve a path toward a future where queer chefs, culinary entrepreneurs, and purveyors shine brightly.

In short, we’re all about celebrating, educating, and stirring up a delicious revolution! Get ready to sip, savor, and revel in the extraordinary flavors of our vibrant community. Together, we’re spicing up the world, one delicious bite at a time!