The JBF Women's Leadership Programs are committed to advancing women in the culinary industry. 

We offer two programs, a series of webinars, and a bi-monthly newsletter. Find out which JBF Women’s Leadership program is right for you.

women in culinary leadership

women's Entrepreneurial leadership

The application period for both Women in Culinary Leadership and Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership is now open! Click on the buttons above to apply.

You can also get updates on the programs, application deadlines, and related events by signing up for our email list and joining our Facebook group.  Note: if you're a student looking for scholarships for culinary school or other food-related fields, check out the JBF Scholarship Program


Women's Leadership Program Webinars

The James Beard Foundation is hosting bi-monthly webinars around different topics relating to women in the culinary industry. Learn more about our WLP webinars.


Women's Leadership Program Advisory Board

Comprised of chefs, restaurateurs, business leaders, academics, and other experts, both men and women, who volunteer their time, the JBF Women’s Programs Advisory Committee serves as a source of expertise and a sounding board for JBF's Women’s Leadership Programs team. Check it out.



The James Beard Foundation would like to thank Rohini Dey of Vermillion Restaurant, Jodie McLean of EDENS, and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs for their founding support.