Black Food Collective

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Black Food Collective is a company under the umbrella of EPIC Ventures, founded by Celebrity Chef Rashad Armstead. In his 17 years in the foodservice industry, Chef Rashad noticed the lack of equity when it came to black-owned food businesses. In 2017, he founded Black Food Collective, an impact investment company, and focusing on black-owned food businesses.


Our team understands the value and positive impact the food industry has on the black community. Thus, we strive to create a platform for existing and new black food businesses with a goal to drive the community toward independence, financial security, and equity. 


The food business historically has always influenced the black community as one of the greatest economic resources. However, in the past few decades, we've seen a great decline in black food businesses longevity; BFC is engaging these reoccurring issues by developing a new movement where our BFC events empower black food business owners to build solid foundations through effective marketing and network expansion that will, in turn, benefit future generations.