JLW Blog: National Black Business Month Spotlight

Rx Catering is one Black woman owned and operated business that we chose to showcase this August, National Black Business Month. Read more about owner and JLW member Cheron N. Reed, here:

Cheron Reed, a native from the Midwest moved to the DC Metro area after graduating from Florida A&M University (FAMU) in 1998. While at FAMU, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics.
In 2007, she established Rx Catering – DC Metro, a full-service catering company providing daily services to schools, embassies, churches, health care providers, the Federal, state and local governments and private events in the Washington, DC metro area and coined/implemented the phrase, “We Cook With Love!”

Rx Catering has had the pleasure of preparing and serving for many; some notable opportunities have been:

  • Prime Minister of India – Narendra Modi – 700 Vegetarian/Vegan guests
  • House Committee on Homeland Security – Congressman Bennie G. Thompson
  • Foreign Affairs Committee annual holiday party
  • Department of Labor
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Department of Education / National PTA annual “Reflections Art Program”
  • United Negro College Fund, Inc.
  • United Way of the National Capital Area

In early March 2020, Cheron’s world, and the world at large, changed as COVID-19 was looming on the horizon. As a result of the pandemic, many of the businesses and schools that she serviced daily were temporarily closed.

Adept with the ability to reinvent herself and repurpose her business, Cheron created “Healthy Meals for Healthcare Workers.” The generosity of donations received allowed Rx Catering to prepare and deliver over 8,200 healthy meals to healthcare providers, homeless shelters, breast cancer survivors and their families and first responders.

Outside of work, Cheron is active in her sorority – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she has held numerous regional and local leadership positions. She also is a member of the Northern Virginia Alumni chapter of Florida A&M University, National Sales Network – DC chapter, the National Black MBA – Maryland chapter, and Junior League of Washington. Cheron has been recognized by the National Association for Black MBA as the Entrepreneur of the Year.

In addition to her accolades, Cheron is dedicated to supporting small businesses, mentoring emerging entrepreneurs and serving the community. She believes “through God all things are possible and always serve your community,” and her advice is to prepare, “write your vision and make it plain,” and “always have passion and dedication in whatever you do!”