Furard Tate is a native Washingtonian and owner of Inspire Hospitality Group. Since 2001, Mr. Tate has trained thousands of returning citizen, veterans and unemployed youth. Mr. Tate believes that people need to be offered skills training to assist them to get out of poverty and be a productive citizen. He has taken on the task of providing job and entrepreneurial training, coaching, and job placement. His program has garnered national attention and has been featured on NPR, Anderson Cooper 360, City Paper and other local and national television stations.
Through his former business, Inspire BBQ, located in the Historical H Street District in Washington, DC, Mr. Tate provided food, jobs and raised funds for this community for over 14 years. In 2014, the restaurant was closed due to a new condo development. Currently, he serves as a Capstone Advisor at Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies; co-founder of the DMV Black Restaurant Week; Business Coach at Dreaming Out Loud Inc; and Business Coach at Life Asset, where he assisted with awarding over 800 small business micro loans in 2018.
His calling to help others has made a tangible difference in many lives. Furard Tate exemplifies “teaching a man to fish” and helping “the least of our brothers [and sisters].” He walks his talk every day.