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Warren Luckett

Managing Partner – Founder
Black Restaurant Week, LLC


Warren Luckett is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in owning a successful business. After graduating from Morehouse College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, and a quick foray into trading with Morgan Stanley in New York, Warren took his talents home to Houston to obtain his M.B.A from Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business and begin executing God’s Plan.

In 2016 Warren established Black Restaurant Week dedicated to celebrating the flavors of Black American, African, and Caribbean cuisine nationwide. The annual campaign features 1700 restaurants, food trucks, and caterers. It has garnered over 1 billion searches, 750 million impressions, and features in local and national media outlets such as Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Forbes, Food & Wine, CNBC, the Huffington Post and Essence. Through continued partnerships with corporations such as Levy, PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch, Grubhub, and Maker’s Mark, Black Restaurant Week continues to expand its model across North America. In 2021, Black Restaurant Week grew internationally to Toronto to further its mission of stimulating local economies and promoting awareness of minority-owned businesses.

Warren’s professional and civic affiliations have included the Court of Master Sommeliers, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, City of Houston’s “Minority Business Enterprise”, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He was also named one of The Houston Chronicle’s “Most Stylish People of 2017”. He also has served on the junior board of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and the board for the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (GHBC). Warren has served as the Board Treasurer and 2nd Vice-Chair. In 2020 Warren was a founding member of the Feed the Soul Foundation. Feed the Soul was established to aid marginalized entrepreneurs in the culinary industry with business development resources and support in order to foster sustainable business growth. He also currently sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership.