Which Leadership Program Is Right for You?

If you are... 
  • 21 years of age or older
  • A legal resident or citizen of the United States
  • An individual who identifies as a female with at least two years experience in the hospitality industry; in the kitchen, dining room, and/or office
  • At the beginning of your culinary career
  • Interested in an accelerated, learning-by-doing mentorship program with a prestigious restaurant group

The James Beard Foundation Women in Culinary Leadership Program (WCL) is right for you.

Applicants may apply for an nine-month program in either chef management (back-of-house) or hospitality management (front-of-house). 

For more information about the Women in Culinary Leadership Program​, please email impact program manager Emily Rothkrug at erothkrug@jamesbeard.org.

If you are... 
  • 21 years of age or older    
  • An individual who identifies as a female who has worked in the culinary industry and/or trained as a chef or pastry chef  
  • Established in your culinary career    
  • A current owner or co-owner of 1 – 2 restaurants or food businesses in the United States, with a strong desire to learn, network, and grow your business 
  • Interested in an intensive entrepreneurial management program that also provides gender-specific training and leadership development

The James Beard Foundation Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (WEL) is right for you.

For more information about the Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, please email Emily Rothkrug at erothkrug@jamesbeard.org.