James Beard Foundation
Women of Arizona

A movement created to support local, women-led food businesses.

What's this about?

JBF Women of AZ is an alliance fostered by “Let’s Talk,” a national collaboration – across 10 cities so far - of over 200 women restaurateurs, founded by Chicago’s Rohini Dey, Ph.D., owner of Vermilion and trustee of the JBF, with the goal of bringing together women restaurateurs for collaborative action and support. “Let’s Talk” is a part of the James Beard Foundation Women's Leadership Program. 

We are jointly promoting our sustainable success through the pandemic and beyond, proudly working together to boost small business, learn from each other, and to share and create opportunities. We are stronger together! 

This January, 2021, JBFWomenofAZ are launching our first initiative: offering multi-restaurant tasting menus across the Valley. Fifteen of the Valley’s leading Women chefs and restauranteurs are participating in this round!

Here's the fun part...

You have the opportunity to enjoy three restaurants in one meal, showcasing some of the Valley’s best food, not to mention supporting local businesses!

  • Five groups of three restaurants have created unique three-course menus for two at only $55 each!
  • Program runs three weekends: Jan 15-16 (sold out), Jan 22-23, Jan 29-30.
  • Choose from among 5 three-course meals.
  • Order online by 10pm Wednesday for pickup or delivery the following Friday or Saturday night. Pickup location noted on each menu.

Check out the great menus below.

James Beard Foundation
Women of Arizona

24 Carrots - Sasha Raj
24 Carrots
Sasha Raj
The Breadfruit & Rum Bar - Danielle Leoni
The Breadfruit & Rum Bar
Danielle Leoni
JBF Women of AZ - Shannon Rush - The Cellar
The Cellar
Shannon L. Rush
Copper & Cotton - Tamara Stanger
Cotton & Copper
Tamara Stanger
JBF Women of Arizona - Lori Hassler - The Farish House
The Farish House
Lori Hassler
Fat Ox - Rochelle Daniel
Fat Ox
Rochelle Daniel
FnB - Charlene Badman
FnB
Charleen Badman
Hana Japanese Eatery - Lori Hashimoto
Hana Japanese Eatery
Lori Hashimoto
Joy Bus Diner - Jennifer Caraway
The Joy Bus Diner
Jennifer Caraway
The Market by Jennifer - Jennifer Russo
The Market by Jennifer's
Jennifer Russo
Maya's Cajun Kitchen - Maya Bartlett
Maya's Cajun Kitchen
Maya Bartlett
Nonna Urban Eatery - Valentina Huerta
Nonna Urban Eatery
Valentina Huerta
Songbird Coffee House - Erin Westgate
Songbird Coffee House
Erin Westgate
JBF Women of Arizona - Sweet Republic - Helen Yung
Sweet Republic
Helen Yung
Tracy Dempsey's Originals - Tracy Dempsey
Tracy Dempsey's Originals
Tracy Dempsey