Warren Thompson

Warren Thompson learned at an early age the importance of hard work, focus, and determination. He started his career at age 14 with a grass-cutting business, graduated to delivering and selling produce out of a school bus at age 15, and, in his first leveraged buyout at the ripe old age of 16, purchased the family hog business from his father. His parents, both educators, stressed the importance of education. Warren used the proceeds from the family’s hog business to help finance the Managerial Economics degree he received at Hampden-Sydney College in 1981. Warren then attended the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where he received his M.B.A. degree in 1983. Upon graduating from Darden, Warren joined the Marriott Corporation as an Assistant Manager at a Roy Rogers unit. Having spent nine years with Marriott, Warren’s entrepreneurial spirit could not be contained any longer. Starting with a $100,000 personal investment, Warren Thompson pursued his vision of becoming a restaurateur and created Thompson Hospitality in October of 1992. He expanded the company’s interests into the contract food service arena, and in 1997, created Thompson Hospitality Services, LLC by forging a strategic partnership with Compass Group, the world’s largest food service company. Warren has been recognized for his commitment to promoting diversity in business, as well as his philanthropic efforts. He sits on the Board of Directors for several major corporations including Compass Group North America and Duke Realty, Performance Food Group, Hampden-Sydney College.  Today, Warren leads the nation’s largest minority-owned food and facilities management company.

Thompson Hospitality

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*Pre-order your meal from your favorite participating Black-owned restaurant. 
*Join us on our Zoom event
*Listen, learn, connect and celebrate our local Black business community! 

Date: Saturday, February 27,2021
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Zoom Interactive Online Experience

To participate in the Community Brunch:
1. Register your household.
2. Pre-Order meals from your favorite Black-owned restaurant.
3. Join us VIRTUALLY for fun, laughter and the business of food! You will receive the meeting link after you register for the event. 

Members: $15 per household Community at large: $20 per household. Register Here


11:00 a.m.
Welcome/ Get Started
Sheila Dixon & Corey Holeman
11:30 a.m.
Understanding the Food Chain
Steven Jones
To Eat or Not to Eat? Breaking Down Your Relationship with Food
Tambra Ray Stevenson
12:30 p.m.
Politics & Food
Derrick Wood
1:30 p.m.
Building an Empire in the Food Industry
Warren Thompson

FAQ's & Tips
1. Please contact the restaurants for delivery in your area. 
2. We recommend ordering from restaurants a day in advance of the online event.
3. NVBCC is not held responsible nor liable for food delivery from any of the restaurants listed.
4. General registration is required for the event. Proceeds benefit work of the chamber's future programming efforts.
5. If you do not want to order food, we welcome you to register for interactive participation.
6. If you know of black owned restaurants or caterers, let us know and we can add them to our current list.

8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450
Tysons Corner, VA, 22182, US

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