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Hi, I'm Marcus Avery!

Chow & Company® is for food-obsessed consumers who enjoy getting to know the entrepreneurs behind Black-owned brands that are revolutionizing the food and beverage industry.

I created Chow & Company out of my passion for food, travel, and culture. For as long as I can remember, food has played a huge role in my life. My abiding interest in food dates back to my early teenage years in my home state of North Carolina. You could always find me glued to the television watching the Food Network or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. When I was younger, I dreamed of pursuing a career in the culinary arts. Although life took me in a different direction and landed me in the nation’s capital working as a marketing and communications professional, my passion for food never once subsided. Chow & Company is my way of merging my childhood dreams with my communications expertise.

Join me as I speak candidly with Black business owners on a range of culinary topics that include business, culture, entertainment, and more.

– Marcus Avery Christon




Chow & Company unites a community of food and beverage lovers by curating a space for food, fun, and fellowship


Black-Owned Businesses

Chow & Company celebrates Black entrepreneurs, icons, content creators, and changemakers in the food and beverage industry



Chow & Company creates a safe space to discuss issues affecting Black-owned businesses and provides best practices for navigating entrepreneurship

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