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SHULAR HOSPITALITY GROUP LLC

TUCKER, GA

Shular Hospitality Group is breaking the traditional culinary school model and rethinking how we prepare our future chefs. With the goal of equipping ...  LEARN MORE

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Doe Belly's

FORNEY, TX

Before opening their first brick-and-mortar operation in 2009, Doe Belly's made a name for itself selling their famous catfish, shrimp, and chicken te...  LEARN MORE

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Xenia Roastery, LLC

DALLAS, TX

Xenia Roastery is making the best coffee in Texas in Tarrant County's first Black owned-and-operated coffee roasting company. For head roaster and fou...  LEARN MORE

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Bad & Bougee Foodz

DALLAS, TX

Chef YeYe will meet you somewhere at the intersection of feel-good-foods and soulful eats to create a dining experience hailing from all over the coun...  LEARN MORE

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Rashe's Cuisine

HARTFORD, CT

Since 1993, Rashe Malcolm has been filling bellies and nourishing souls. Her welcoming smile and warm embrace are as much a part of the meal as the fo...  LEARN MORE

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Up Town BBQ & Fish

COVINGTON, TN

Kelvyn Thomas served his country for 24 years as a member of the Air Force, and since opening Up Town in 2015, he's been serving his community with Te...  LEARN MORE

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CobblerWorld

PITTSBURG, PA

Terina Hicks is a Pittsburgh-based baker specializing in the nostalgic confections of her youth. She made her first cobbler at the age of 14, inspired...  LEARN MORE

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Florida Avenue Grill

WASHINGTON, DC

Also known as the Capitol's Capital of Soul Food, Florida Avenue Grill is among the oldest continually operating Black-owned restaurants in the countr...  LEARN MORE

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Elite Culinary Staffing

NORFOLK, VA

This Norfolk-based staffing agency offers recruiting services, consulting, and training with the goal of assisting culinary professionals with hiring ...  LEARN MORE

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Magnificent Morsels Catering

CINCINNATI, OH

Magnificent Morsels specializes in using food as art, creating food experiences that are as delicious to eat as they are fun to look at....  LEARN MORE

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Unforgettable Bakery

SAVANNAH, GA

The moniker "unforgettable" applies just as much to the bakery as it does to Belinda, Unforgettable's owner and head baker. From organizing scholarshi...  LEARN MORE

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The Black Italian Griglia Cucina, LLC

LOUISVILLE, KY

The Black Italian redefines what it means to cook with love. Owned by a Black and Italian husband/wife duo and named for their Black Italian daughter,...  LEARN MORE

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Aunt Flora's Cobbler Pie Co.

CINCINNATI, OH

Based in Cincinnati, OH, Aunt Flora's Cobbler Pie Co keeps alive the memory of Aunt Jemima – the real Aunt Jemima, whose name was Flora Saunders. All ...  LEARN MORE

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Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant

CHATTANOOGA, TN

Blue Orleans has been carving out a place for Creole cooking to call home in Chattanooga since 2007. Mike and Cherita Adams relocated to Chatt after H...  LEARN MORE

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Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

CINCINNATI, OH

Boomtown is co-led by owner/executive chef Christian Gill, whose culinary inspiration comes as much from his desire to do things differently as it doe...  LEARN MORE


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Kuntry Cookin'

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI

When Destinee Sargent's husband, Kemmie Sargent, said to his wife, "We're going to barbecue," she responded with, "No, we're not." Thankfully for the ...  LEARN MORE

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Crazy Waffle Bar

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Crazy Waffle Bar specializes in fresh waffles made to order. As the name suggests, they're committed to being "deliciously innovative," helping kids a...  LEARN MORE

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Dem 2 Brothers & a Grill

CHARLESTON, WV

The Wright family of Charleston, WV, speaks a language called BBQ, and they spent the last 4 years teaching it to friends, neighbors, and tourists all...  LEARN MORE

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Desserts by Marshelle

MIDWEST CITY, OK

With Desserts by Marshelle, Marshelle Walker continues the legacy of her mother, whom Marshelle watched run a kitchen as Sheraton, Oklahoma's first Bl...  LEARN MORE

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BigTony's West Philly Cheesesteaks

ALLEN, TX

Big Tony's may not have been founded until 2013, but Anthony "Big Tony" Blaylock made his first Philly way back in 1970. From the rich and flavorful s...  LEARN MORE

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Dre's Water Ice and Ice Cream

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Dre's specializes in water ice, but their approach is anything but watered down. They use the freshest ingredients available to make truly rich and de...  LEARN MORE

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Step By Step Catering, Inc

DECATUR, GA

Step by Step Catering is a full-service catering company that puts on events that run the gamut from corporate gatherings to family reunions, but thei...  LEARN MORE

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Lannie's Bar-B-Q

SELMA, AL

Family is everything at Lannie's Bar-B-Q Spot in Selma, AL, where the late Lannie and Will Travis started firing up hogs in a cinder-block pit next to...  LEARN MORE


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Forsyth Seafood Market & Café

WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Forsyth's is a seafood market three generations in the making. What began with Ms. Virginia Hardesty and her late husband, Charlie Hardesty, peddling ...  LEARN MORE


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Good Cakes and Bakes, LLC

DETROIT, MI

Good Cakes and Bakes is owned by wives April and Michelle Anderson, and situated in the northwest side of Detroit. Their signature treats showcase fam...  LEARN MORE


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Got Fish? Seafood

HAMPTON, VA

Got Fish? started off as a food truck that drove through seven cities located around Hampton, VA. It's said that people would keep a sharp eye out for...  LEARN MORE

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Aksum Cafe

PHILADELPHIA, PA

This West Philly restaurant features a bright Mediterranean menu that focuses on simple and fresh ingredients, with accents from Europe, North Africa,...  LEARN MORE

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Bar Code and Grill

SAINT ANN, MO

This upscale neighborhood bar hosts a community event called "Let's Talk," which focuses on removing the stigma of going to therapy in Black and Brown...  LEARN MORE

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Senses Vegan Comfort Food

NORFOLK, VA

Made for the vegan and vegan curious, Senses takes pride in preparing the tastiest, you'd-never-know-it-was-vegan vegan food in Tennessee. They opened...  LEARN MORE

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Carmi Soul Food Restaurant

PITTSBURGH, PA

Bonding over a mutual love of food and cooking, Carleen and Michael King got their start by taking on small catering gigs for family and friends. That...  LEARN MORE

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East Memphis Pizza and Subs

MEMPHIS, TN

East Memphis Pizza and Subs, appropriately nicknamed "Home of the Overstuffed Potato," specializes in good food, surprises, and community. Chef/owner ...  LEARN MORE

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Triangle Gluten-Free LLC

DURHAM, NC

Located in the triangle of North Carolina, Triangle specializes in gluten-free cooking, classes and events in the area using sustainable and organic i...  LEARN MORE

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Wings & A Prayer, LLC

PITTSBURG, PA

Located in the Shady Side section of Pittsburgh, Wings & A Prayer serves up fresh, homestyle cooking, with a blessing for each meal. The wings are so ...  LEARN MORE

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FishScale

WASHINGTON, DC

FishScale is a burger joint that makes their patties exclusively from fish. Chef Henry Williams made his first fish burger at a family cookout for his...  LEARN MORE

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From the Heart Catering, LLC.

LEXINGTON, KY

With the idea of providing nourishing, healthy, and affordable meals to lower-income families in her community, Angelia Davis started From the Heart t...  LEARN MORE

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Gay Hawk Restaurant and Bobo's Catering Service

MEMPHIS, TN

The Gay Hawk was established in 1951 in Downtown Memphis. The restaurant catered to a Black audience (when it wasn't so popular to do so) until 1961. ...  LEARN MORE

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Roxanne's Catering LLC

PITTSBURG, PA

Roxanne's Catering is a full-service catering and event planning company, creating custom menus and decor to fit each client and each event. Roxanne's...  LEARN MORE

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just add honey tea company

ATLANTA, GA

Brandi Shelton found tea to be a recurring theme in her life. Growing up, her grandmother had a concoction for every ailment. And while traveling abro...  LEARN MORE

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Neil St. Blues

CHAMPAIGN, IL

At Neil St., the fire in the kitchen isn't fueled by charcoal or gas, but by the legacy of the family restaurant's late matriarch and grandma, Eular M...  LEARN MORE

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Rashe's Cuisine

ATHENS, GA

From a young girl’s dream to a staple of the Athens community, Rashe’s Cuisine reflects the love and care Rashe Malcolm has for each and every person ...  LEARN MORE

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SWEET POTATO SENSATIONS, INC.

DETROIT, MI

Sweet Potato Sensation started with a love story. Jeffery loved sweet potatoes. Cassandra hated them. When the newly wedded owners and founders embark...  LEARN MORE

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The Four Way, LLC

MEMPHIS, TN

The Four Way started off as a haven for Black entertainers, who would perform in nearby Memphis to white crowds but were unable to sit and be served a...  LEARN MORE

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The Sweet Spot and Urban Lounge LLC

JACKSONVILLE, FL

While the McInnis family has been selling jellies and confections through their brand for half a decade, the've only recently established a brick-and-...  LEARN MORE

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The Culturist Union

SAVANNAH, GA

Founded in 2019, The Culturist Union takes a hint from the life and legacy of Madam C.J. Walker and community-building spirit. This first-of-its-kind ...  LEARN MORE

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Crumps Fish and Wings

MEMPHIS, TN

At Crumps, they like to keep things simple. It's all in the name – Crumps Fish and Wings specializes in fish and wings. But you can also visit this lo...  LEARN MORE

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Graze at the Woodlands

LEXINGTON, KY

Graze has an upscale feel, with down-home, farm-to-fork cooking. Beginning operations out of a 13-seater former post office in 2013, the restaurant ha...  LEARN MORE

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JADE Jamaican Grill Inc.

CHERRY HILL, NJ

Around 2007, Janet Davis made the decision to start from the beginning, leaving behind over a decade of corporate experience to pursue a career in coo...  LEARN MORE

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Julia’s Catering

WEST CHESTER, OH

Julia's is a catering company that specializes in soul food and community. In addition to creating memorable experiences for their clients, core to th...  LEARN MORE

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Corine’s Cakes and Catering

MUSKEGON, MI

Corine's Cakes and Catering was born from the story of two Corines: Corine Rose, owner and baker, and Corine Fox, her late grandmother who introduced ...  LEARN MORE

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Eugene’s Hot Chicken

BIRMINGHAM, AL

After a lifetime spent in kitchens – his family's, after-school gigs, and as an executive chef – Zebbie Carney made the leap to a kitchen and restaura...  LEARN MORE

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Mercantile (Crump and Black Inc)

FREDERICKSBURG, VA

Mercantile, from executive chef Joy Crump, is deeply rooted in southern flavors. Their mission is to "cook the kinds of foods that make up the threads...  LEARN MORE

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Peaches Kitchen Catering LLC

WASHINGTON, DC

For Peaches Watson, Peaches Kitchen is a dream come true. When she first emigrated from Jamaica, Peaches found work as a family chef. Her cooking beca...  LEARN MORE

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67 Orange Street

HARLEM, NEW YORK CITY, NY

67 Orange Street borrows its name from the street address of the historic Almacks Dance Hall, first opened in the 1840s in NYC's first Black neighborh...  LEARN MORE


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Eminent Hospitality

PITTSBURG, PA

Chef Claudy Pierre founded the E.A.T. (Empowerment, Awareness, Training) Initiative to work in tandem with his catering company, Eminent Hospitality. ...  LEARN MORE

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Serenity's Place Cafe & Bakery Inc

PARK FOREST, IL

Situated in Park Forest, Serenity's doesn't offer soul food – it offers food for the soul. The community-oriented eatery wants anyone and everyone who...  LEARN MORE

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Edible Endeavors Catering

MABLETON, GA

ShaVonne McCants and her catering company have been in the business of making memories since 2008. Her team at Edible Endeavors makes delicious food f...  LEARN MORE

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Alcenia's

MEMPHIS, TN

Alcenia's is a family soul food spot through and through; founded to honor the life of a gone-too-soon loved one. Since 1997, they've operated with th...  LEARN MORE


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Uptowne Cafe and Bakery

LACROSSE, WI

Uptowne Cafe and Bakery is a restaurant with roots in southern-American fare, and flavors from all over the globe. They aim to feed family, friends an...  LEARN MORE

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Haitian Sensation Coffee Shop

SHARON, PA

Owner Joseph Altenor was inspired to open his cause-driven cafe after seeing the devastation the 2010 earthquake wrought in his home country of Haiti....  LEARN MORE

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Black Soil: Our Better Nature

LEXINGTON, KY

Black Soil Kentucky is cultivating an agricultural future in Kentucky that enriches and nurtures both farm and table. By way of an online marketplace ...  LEARN MORE

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Ben & Jerry's Catering

PIEDMONT, NC

This North Carolina–based team of entrepreneurs, franchising eight Ben & Jerry's locations, use the foothold they've gained with their neighbors to im...  LEARN MORE

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Cleo's Southern Kitchen

CHICAGO, IL

Dedicated to providing the ultimate foodie experience, Cleo's Southern Cuisine is a contemporary Chicago-based restaurant founded by Chef Kristen Ashl...  LEARN MORE

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D's Dreamie Desserts

CHICAGO, IL

Serving the Chicago Heights area with entertainment of all kinds: Ice Cream Truck, Desserts, Snow Cone Machine, Popcorn Machine, Cotton Candy Machine,...  LEARN MORE

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Demera Ethiopian

CHICAGO, IL

A long-standing staple in Chicago's Ethiopian-American community, Demera Ethiopian Restaurant has since become one of the city's favorite East African...  LEARN MORE

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Dozzy's Grill

CHICAGO, IL

Dozzy's Grill brings the flavors and cuisines of West African culture to the Windy City. Stop by for their famous take on Jollof rice....  LEARN MORE

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Friistyle Chicago

CHICAGO, IL

Friistyle is a restaurant dedicated entirely to fries. Finally! Each menu item is served up with special seasonings and sauces, all made in house....  LEARN MORE

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Justice of the Pies

CHICAGO, IL

Justice of the Pies is a bakery that specializes in sweet and savory pies, quiches and tarts. Maya-Camille Broussard established Justice of the Pies i...  LEARN MORE

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Kizin Creole

CHICAGO, IL

Traditional Haitian fare & exotic juices in a casual, straightforward dining room with BYOB policy....  LEARN MORE

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Teertsemasesottehg

CHICAGO, IL

@Teertsemasesottehg is a secret-location underground supper club in Chicago, curated by founder and executive chef, Q. Ibraheem....  LEARN MORE

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Safari Lounge

CHICAGO, IL

Safari Lounge is Chicago's only African lounge and club. With the city's largest selection of African beers and an extensive menu of African and Carri...  LEARN MORE

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Soul Veg City

CHICAGO, IL

Soul Veg City, which for years was known as Original Soul Vegetarian, has been a major destination on Chicago's South Side for 40 years. They speciali...  LEARN MORE

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Virtue Restaurant

CHICAGO, IL

Stationed in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Virtue is a Southern American restaurant that leads with a culture of hospitality & kindness. At V...  LEARN MORE