“One of the greatest pleasures of my life has been that I have never stopped learning about Good Cooking and Good Food.”

- Edna Lewis


"BFWF will raise awareness of and create opportunities for Black experts in the hospitality industry: chefs, artisans, farmers, brewers, and distillers." 

— Subrina Collier

By celebrating Black foodways and the industry members who make them possible, the inaugural festival weekend plans to honor the diaspora, foster education, and create meaningful and joyous moments of celebration. Charlotte, NC, has become a true melting pot, drawing folks from around the world. We envision a world where that diversity and representation is equally visible in the arena of elevated food conversation and food festivals.

Image by Carissa Rogers



Our Founders

Chef Gregory and Subrina Collier are restaurateurs, natives of the South and passionate about the new frontier of food and beverage.


Our Participants

Meet the new wave of Black culinary artists who are redefining American cuisine and spirits.

Image by Alex Ware

Our City

Spend your weekend with delicious food, great drinks and even better people. Experience all that Charlotte has to offer.