The JBF Women Leadership Programs are committed to advancing women in the culinary industry.
Explore JBF’s Women Leadership Programs by clicking the buttons below. You can also get updates on the programs, application deadlines, and related events, by signing up for our email list.

women in culinary leadershipFor young women, the JBF Women in Culinary Leadership (WCL) program, established in 2012, is an accelerated, learning-by-doing mentorship program that gives women with a minimum of two years of professional hospitality or culinary experience the chance to work with top industry leaders and build in-depth skills in the kitchen and in restaurant management.


women in entrepreneur leadershipTargeted to chef/owners looking to expand and grow, this program comprises an annual fellowship for a class of women to attend an entrepreneurship and leadership training program developed with and hosted at Babson College. Curriculum will address basic business and finance concerns, provide gender-specific training and skill development, provide access to top mentors in the field, and provide ongoing support to participants.