For the past 12 years Inspire Foodservice has been training, feeding and inspiring the D.C. community to live outstanding.  Founded by F. Tate on H Street NE Inspire BBQ has been a community staple, offering hospitality training to young adults and U.S. Veterans, providing full catering services for community events, and cooking the best BBQ in town!  


We provide the invaluable service of event planning, event management, menu planning, meal preparation and service, hosting, finding entertainment and booking that entertainment (upon request), photography (upon request, decorating the venue, transportation (upon request) and other services, your event will be flawlessly planned and executed.


U Inspire Training is an innovative, creative, and hands on hospitality training model created by Inspire Foodservice.  U Inspire Training uses a community based approach in training U.S. Veterans and young adults for careers in the hospitality industry.   Through U Inspire's community based approach participants are encouraged to mentor current participants, engage in service learning projects, and engage in city-wide events.

In addition to community offering offers each participant hard skills, life skills, and soft skills, giving participants the tools needed to complete the START curriculum and receive their SafeServ and TipServ certifications.  All participants are given the opportunity to work Inspire Catering jobs and Inspire Events, allowing participants to earn while they learn.


U Inspire Participants help establish community events that create a larger community of support throughout Washington, D.C.  The events serve to connect U Inspire Participants with a broad and diverse network of community members.  Each community event is designed and marketed to attract an intergenerational, intercultural, and intersectoral audience.