Madison Black Chamber of Commerce: Madison Black Restaurant Week to celebrate resilient businesses

(MADISON, Wis.) – Local residents looking to expand their culinary palates can eat from nearly 40 restaurants, food carts, caterers and specialty food service providers during the sixth annual Madison Black Restaurant Week, taking place Aug. 8-15.

“Our Black-owned businesses work tirelessly to produce nutritious, satisfying and flavorful food to this community,” Camille Carter, president and CEO of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, said. “This year more than ever, we aim to celebrate their resiliency and hope our community members will keep them in mind for future dining, takeout and catering. Also, this year, we are adding more community engagement activities to include pop-up kitchen events and BRW Bingo to win prizes.”

Businesses taking part in Black Restaurant Week span across the greater Madison area, including Monona and Sun Prairie. New participants this year include Granny’s Kitchen and Roche’s Taste of Chicago.

Like last year, a Food Tasting Jamboree will take place from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15 in the FEED Kitchens (1219 N. Sherman Ave.) parking lot. The event will feature $5 samples from caterers, food carts and specialty food service providers and follow extra safety precautions to help ensure social distancing for the health and wellness of visitors and vendors. Advanced tickets can be purchased online for additional convenience. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

For further details, volunteer signups and a full list of participants, visit

About Madison Black Chamber of Commerce

The Madison Black Chamber of Commerce is a group of community members working to empower the greater Madison Black community by growing and sustaining Black businesses through education, advocacy and developing Black wealth by promoting the power and impact of Black business.