Blavity 2016

Black Restaurant Week Is A Platform That Is Shining Light On Your Soon-To-Be Favorite Black Eateries

The masterminds behind BRW are three black entrepreneurs out of Houston who developed the platform for the underexposed market, the black culinary industry. The BRW team — Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell and Derek Robinson — began with no direct experience in organizing a restaurant week, but soon found their competitive edge through the support of the black community. While interfacing with restaurants as the COO of Branwar Wines, a black-owned wine distribution company, Warren noticed the difficulty many black-owned restaurants experienced when trying to promote their business. “I was inspired to showcase just how diverse the culinary community is with minority culinary talent,” said Warren.