Why is there a need for Black Restaurant Week?

Black Restaurant Week is committed to the education and awareness of the Black Culinary Industry in the United States of America. Using a combination model of awareness and education events, Black Restaurant Week will stimulate growth of African American owned culinary businesses and farms across the United States.


To achieve its mission of growth in the culinary industry, Black Restaurant Week aims to create experiences that will cater to a diverse culture of tastemakers, professionals and area foodies looking for exposure to delicious food and exquisite wines.

Who participates in Black Restaurant Week?

Black Restaurant Week supports many entities in the culinary industry including restaurants, catering companies, food trucks, chefs, and bartenders.

What Cities host Black Restaurant Week?

Houston, TX

April 14 – April 28, 2019

Philadelphia, PA

June 9 – June 23, 2019

New Orleans, LA

June 28 – July 7, 2019

Indianapolis, IN

July 21 – July 28, 2019

Los Angeles, CA

August 11 – August 18, 2019

Atlanta, GA

September 1 – September 15, 2019

Dallas, TX

October 13 – October 20, 2019

Bay Area, CA

November 3 – November 10, 2019

How to become a partner

Black Restaurant Week provides a unique partnership to create brand awareness in the culinary community. From caterers to restaurants, the Black Restaurant Week model provides your brand several touch-points to the market and creative consumer engagement.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors


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