Women Owned and Operated Food and Beverage Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to working women across the United States. According to NPR, 2 million women left the workforce in 2020, with majority-women industries like hospitality seeing dramatic losses.

The James Beard Foundation, along with Women’s Leadership Program partners like KitchenAid, is committed to providing the tools, resources, and networks to the community to ensure that there are more businesses owned by women; more financial investment in those businesses; and more women in leadership across the industry. In line with this commitment, KitchenAid is launching Woman’s Place Wednesday in May, a weekly event celebrating women-led restaurants, their film A Woman’s Place, and the JBF Mentorship Program, presented by KitchenAid. You can do your part to help us build back better by supporting the women-owned food and beverage businesses near you. Check out our list below to see what's in your neck of the woods.

Want to add your business to our list? Fill out this form.

*Businesses on this list have been added on their own accord are not individually affiliated with, sponsored, or supported directly by KitchenAid or its parent company Whirlpool.

Questions? Email media@jamesbeard.org.