The Team


LAUREN BATES

Co-Founder of BlackMetroEats.com

INNOVATOR. Foodie. Sister of Sigma Gamma Rho.

"This week is giving people, that live, work and play within these communities a chance to try something different and new that they may have never thought of trying before, it is about enjoying really great food. This is just the beginning."

KWAKU OSEI-BONSU

Co-Founder of BlackMetroEats.com

DETROITER. Howard Grad. Owner of TheStrangeRootsBox.

“Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week is a pointed effort in bringing together people of all backgrounds to support one of the many prominent staples in the culinary scene. I want people to understand that the color of the owner’s skin doesn’t determine the style of their cuisine, doesn’t indicate a sub-par level of service and doesn’t mean that only people of color are welcome to patronize.”