In honor of Women’s History Month, we're shining a spotlight on incredible women who are shaping the hospitality industry. From chefs and bakers to sommeliers, bartenders, and entrepreneurs, these trailblazing women are ones to watch (and follow on social media!)
Sophia Roe is a James Beard Award-winning chef and writer known for celebrating the beauty and art in cooking while creating resources to advance food justice and build more sustainable and equitable systems.
2. @thedrinkingcoach —
Tiffanie Barriere is the bartender’s bartender. Known for her approachability, Tiffanie has made a name for herself as an influencer and educator—teaching others the science behind great mixology.
3. @courtney__storer —
If Courtney Storer’s life sounds like an episode of The Bear, it’s no surprise. She’s the culinary producer of the hit show! She's worked in prestigious kitchens around the globe and now helps bring the industry to life on screen, as well.
4. @allison_olivia —
Allison's love of food led her to quit her corporate job and live out her dreams of being a pastry chef. She attended culinary school in Paris and has been baking up a storm in SoCal ever since. She has launched her own consulting business, an online cooking school where she helps students perfect the art of ice cream making, and runs her own pastry shop.
5. @christinatosi —
A self-proclaimed overachiever, Christina Tosi built a bakery empire that is now one of the most recognized brands in the industry: Milk Bar... ever heard of it? It's hard to imagine that anyone hasn't heard of Milk Bar at this point, with bakery locations across the US and products in major retailers. Christina is a force in the industry and has been featured on multiple well-known culinary programs including Master Chef, Bake Squad, and Chef's Table: Pastry.
6. @ivymix —
As the co-owner of Leyenda, a pan-Latin-inspired cocktail bar in Brooklyn, and founder of Speed Rack, a speed-based cocktail competition for female bartenders supporting breast cancer research, Ivy is no stranger to the world of cocktails! With a long history of working in bars throughout the Americas, Ivy has been recognized by many as being one of the best bartenders in the country dedicated to reshaping the way we think about a woman's role behind the bar.
7. @catcora —
The first woman to win Iron Chef, as well as the first woman to be inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame, Cat Cora is a culinary icon and has opened more than 18 restaurants across the world.
8. @cheftianagee —
Tiana Gee is a Los Angeles native who found her love for food at a very early age. She started off working in some amazing restaurants in LA, then took her skills to NYC to be the sous chef at Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster. Tee now shares her adventures in food on YouTube, and is a private chef and caterer through her company SoulPhil.
9. @winefolly —
As a renowned sommelier and co-founder of Wine Folly, Madeline Puckette wants to help you better understand the world of wine. Since its creation in 2011, Wine Folly has been the go-to resource for wine education whether you're a beginner or a self-proclaimed expert!
10. @elizabethblau —
As the Founder and CEO of Blau + Associates, a restaurant and hospitality consulting firm based in Las Vegas, Elizabeth is widely credited for her role in transforming Las Vegas into the world-class culinary destination it is today. Understanding the importance of female representation within the industry, Elizabeth co-founded the Women's Hospitality Initiative—a program dedicated to developing and implementing programs for women to achieve leadership positions in hospitality.