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Mentorship

Whether you’re starting out or trying to get back on your feet, having a mentor can play a critical role in getting the support, knowledge and resources you need. Select the filters below to find your mentor match.

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Sasha Raj

Owner, 24 Carrots

“Sasha is available for: 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, Topic-specific advice and guidance, A long-term mentorship relationship, General networking Sasha is open to mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, BIPOC, anyone who fee...”

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Sasha Raj

Owner, 24 Carrots

“Sasha is available for: 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, Topic-specific advice and guidance, A long-term mentorship relationship, General networking Sasha is open to mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, BIPOC, anyone who fee...”

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Allison Cooke

Principal and Director of Hospitality Design at CORE

“Allison is available for: Topic-specific architectural/design guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions & general networking.  Allison is especially enthusiastic about mentees from all areas of the F&B industry who identify as Wo...”

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Allison Cooke

Principal and Director of Hospitality Design at CORE

“Allison is available for: Topic-specific architectural/design guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions & general networking.  Allison is especially enthusiastic about mentees from all areas of the F&B industry who identify as Wo...”

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Alexandria Bowler

Alexandria Bowler

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Alexandra Raij

Chef/Owner, Saint Julivert Fisherie and La Vara, Txikito, and El Quinto Pino

“Alexandra is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship Alexandra is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Latinx, someone who wants to learn and feels barriers to entry”

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Alexandra Raij

Chef/Owner, Saint Julivert Fisherie and La Vara, Txikito, and El Quinto Pino

“Alexandra is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship Alexandra is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Latinx, someone who wants to learn and feels barriers to entry”

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April Anderson

Owner, Good Cakes and Bakes

“April is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions April is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African, Women, BIPOC, LGBT...”

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April Anderson

Owner, Good Cakes and Bakes

“April is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions April is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African, Women, BIPOC, LGBT...”

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Behzad Jamshidi

Executive Director

“- Chef + Executive Director, Moosh NYC "I run a community focused and driven hospitality firm. I create, manage and consult on projects, brands and businesses throughout food and hospitality which give us the ability to celeb...”

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Behzad Jamshidi

Executive Director

“- Chef + Executive Director, Moosh NYC "I run a community focused and driven hospitality firm. I create, manage and consult on projects, brands and businesses throughout food and hospitality which give us the ability to celeb...”

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Ben Welch

Culinary Partner/Executive Chef

“I'd like to become a mentor partly because, I could have used someone to lean on and learn from during my career. Someone who is willing to share war stories, victories and what to and not to do. As a black man, I've only worked...”

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Ben Welch

Culinary Partner/Executive Chef

“I'd like to become a mentor partly because, I could have used someone to lean on and learn from during my career. Someone who is willing to share war stories, victories and what to and not to do. As a black man, I've only worked...”

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Beth Black

Owner, Foodē

“Beth is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship Beth is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Black/African”

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Beth Black

Owner, Foodē

“Beth is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship Beth is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Black/African”

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The Abundance Setting Mentor

Beverly Clark

Chef Owner

“I am Chef/Owner of Parachute  and Wherewithall (restaurants in Chicago) and founder of The Abundance Setting, a non profit dedicated to supporting moms in the culinary/hospitality industry.  Mentorship helped me make good decisi...”

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Beverly Clark

Chef Owner

“I am Chef/Owner of Parachute  and Wherewithall (restaurants in Chicago) and founder of The Abundance Setting, a non profit dedicated to supporting moms in the culinary/hospitality industry.  Mentorship helped me make good decisi...”

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Brooks Kirchenheimer

Owner, Hearth and Hill

“Brooks is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, General networking, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions Brooks is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Latinx...”

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Brooks Kirchenheimer

Owner, Hearth and Hill

“Brooks is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, General networking, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions Brooks is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Latinx...”

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Charissa Benjamin

Owner, Savor PR

“Charissa is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking Charissa is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Bl...”

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Charissa Benjamin

Owner, Savor PR

“Charissa is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking Charissa is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Bl...”

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The Abundance Setting Mentor

Debbie Gold

Executive Chef

“I have been in the restaurant industry for over 30 years. I have been executive chef for over 25 years I am a successful woman in this male dominated industry I have been a single mom, who has raised her kids while building m...”

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Debbie Gold

Executive Chef

“I have been in the restaurant industry for over 30 years. I have been executive chef for over 25 years I am a successful woman in this male dominated industry I have been a single mom, who has raised her kids while building m...”

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Lincoln Marquis

Lincoln Marquis

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Joel Padilla

CEO Platinum Chef

“I Believe it is important to share our success and failures in our industry. I have been in the industry for over 15 years with over 36 concepts and three companies under my belt I have seen everything that can go wrong so far. ...”

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Joel Padilla

CEO Platinum Chef

“I Believe it is important to share our success and failures in our industry. I have been in the industry for over 15 years with over 36 concepts and three companies under my belt I have seen everything that can go wrong so far. ...”

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Kevin Mitchell, CFSE, MA, SC Chef Ambassador

Chef Instructor, Culinary Institute with Charleston

“Kevin is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship Kevin is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African”

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Kevin Mitchell, CFSE, MA, SC Chef Ambassador

Chef Instructor, Culinary Institute with Charleston

“Kevin is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship Kevin is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African”

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Chris Macksey

Operations Manager

“From a young age, I have always been captivated by restaurants, starting as a busser, eventually making my way to the back of house. I worked my way through the industry while in school and continued working in industry afterwar...”

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Chris Macksey

Operations Manager

“From a young age, I have always been captivated by restaurants, starting as a busser, eventually making my way to the back of house. I worked my way through the industry while in school and continued working in industry afterwar...”

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Daniella Senior

Founder & CEO, Colada Shop, Bresca

“Daniella is available for: Topic-specific advice and guidance Daniella is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Latinx, Women”

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Daniella Senior

Founder & CEO, Colada Shop, Bresca

“Daniella is available for: Topic-specific advice and guidance Daniella is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Latinx, Women”

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Danielle Leoni

Chef/Owner, The Breadfruit and Rum Bar

“Danielle is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship Danielle is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women”

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Danielle Leoni

Chef/Owner, The Breadfruit and Rum Bar

“Danielle is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship Danielle is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women”

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The Abundance Setting Mentor

Darren Gest

Principal - Deloitte Consulting

“As a Partner at Deloitte Consulting and a Board Member at Chicago’s Green City Market, I focus on the future of work within the Food and Beverage industry. We are very much at an inflection point in our industry and I am dedicat...”

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Darren Gest

Principal - Deloitte Consulting

“As a Partner at Deloitte Consulting and a Board Member at Chicago’s Green City Market, I focus on the future of work within the Food and Beverage industry. We are very much at an inflection point in our industry and I am dedicat...”

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Deborah VanTrece

“Deborah is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship Deborah is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Black/African, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC”

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Deborah VanTrece

“Deborah is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship Deborah is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Black/African, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC”

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Peter Tamano

Peter Tamano

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RE:Her Mentor

Dina Samson

Owner

“I have owned and operated three restaurants in the past 10 years. Even after all this, I am still a consummate student. I\'ve completed a couple of entrepreneurial accelerator classes and have enjoyed the curriculum but more so,...”

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Dina Samson

Owner

“I have owned and operated three restaurants in the past 10 years. Even after all this, I am still a consummate student. I\'ve completed a couple of entrepreneurial accelerator classes and have enjoyed the curriculum but more so,...”

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Elizabeth Falkner

Chef

“Elizabeth is available for: 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions Elizabeth is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women”

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Elizabeth Falkner

Chef

“Elizabeth is available for: 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions Elizabeth is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women”

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Ellen Yin

Co-Owner and Founder, High Street Hospitality Group

“As an outsider to the industry (now over twenty years ago), I was lucky enough to build a network of mentors (women and men) via many industries including the hospitality industry. Without this network, I would not have been ab...”

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Ellen Yin

Co-Owner and Founder, High Street Hospitality Group

“As an outsider to the industry (now over twenty years ago), I was lucky enough to build a network of mentors (women and men) via many industries including the hospitality industry. Without this network, I would not have been ab...”

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Mike Beaverson

DVP Equipment & Supplies, UniPro Foodservice

“www.mikebeaverson.com____|____www.score.org ------------------------------------------------------------------ No charge Help for all people interested in foodservice startups, active businesses, or foodservice industry car...”

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Mike Beaverson

DVP Equipment & Supplies, UniPro Foodservice

“www.mikebeaverson.com____|____www.score.org ------------------------------------------------------------------ No charge Help for all people interested in foodservice startups, active businesses, or foodservice industry car...”

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Hallie Applebaum

Founder, FUTURE OF WOMEN

“FUTURE OF WOMEN develops and executes a slate of compelling international women's breakfasts and podcast episodes in collaboration with award-winning media outlets, chefs, and restauranteurs. FOW curates programming that explore...”

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Hallie Applebaum

Founder, FUTURE OF WOMEN

“FUTURE OF WOMEN develops and executes a slate of compelling international women's breakfasts and podcast episodes in collaboration with award-winning media outlets, chefs, and restauranteurs. FOW curates programming that explore...”

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Hari Pulapaka

Chef, Educator

“Hari is available for: Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking Hari is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African, Native American/Indigenous, BIPOC, un...”

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Hari Pulapaka

Chef, Educator

“Hari is available for: Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking Hari is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African, Native American/Indigenous, BIPOC, un...”

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Hassel Aviles

Hassel Aviles

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RE:Her Mentor

Heather Sperling

Title: Co-Owner, Botanica Restaurant, and Founding Member of RE:Her

“Heather is available for 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, Topic-specific advice and guidance, and A long-term mentorship relationship. Heather is the co-owner of Botanica, a restaurant and market in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. S...”

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Heather Sperling

Title: Co-Owner, Botanica Restaurant, and Founding Member of RE:Her

“Heather is available for 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, Topic-specific advice and guidance, and A long-term mentorship relationship. Heather is the co-owner of Botanica, a restaurant and market in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. S...”

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ian reeves

“Hello, I have been a Chef for 20 years and feel i can bring my experience to the table, to help people in our industry. I have Run 5* hotels and bowling ally so I have seen the whole thing. I had a son over 4 years ago and...”

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ian reeves

“Hello, I have been a Chef for 20 years and feel i can bring my experience to the table, to help people in our industry. I have Run 5* hotels and bowling ally so I have seen the whole thing. I had a son over 4 years ago and...”

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James Richards

James Richards

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Jasmine Moy

Attorney

“Jasmine is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking Jasmine is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Blac...”

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Jasmine Moy

Attorney

“Jasmine is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking Jasmine is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Blac...”

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Jazmin Felix

Regional Safety Director

“It\'s important to mentor those who are looking for clarity in there very own lifestyle and workfield. When your a positive Leader in the community you impact those around you to become who they are meant to become. Passion and ...”

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Jazmin Felix

Regional Safety Director

“It\'s important to mentor those who are looking for clarity in there very own lifestyle and workfield. When your a positive Leader in the community you impact those around you to become who they are meant to become. Passion and ...”

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Emily Rothkrug

“Former employee of the James Beard Foundation, currently an Operations Manager at Chief. Reach out to me with any questions about women\\\'s leadership, mentorship, working with millennials, and more!”

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Emily Rothkrug

“Former employee of the James Beard Foundation, currently an Operations Manager at Chief. Reach out to me with any questions about women\\\'s leadership, mentorship, working with millennials, and more!”

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Jess Burns

VP of Brand and Creative Marketing, Grubhub

“Jess is available for: General networking, A long-term mentorship relationship, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions Jess is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: BIPOC, Women”

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Jess Burns

VP of Brand and Creative Marketing, Grubhub

“Jess is available for: General networking, A long-term mentorship relationship, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions Jess is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: BIPOC, Women”

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Joanna Kirkendall

Co-Founder, Pleasantry, 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab

“Joanna is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking Joanna is enthusiastic about mentoring: Anyone!”

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Joanna Kirkendall

Co-Founder, Pleasantry, 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab

“Joanna is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking Joanna is enthusiastic about mentoring: Anyone!”

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Joy Crump

Chef/Owner, Foodē

“Joy is available for: One on one, long term, brainstorming sessions, general networking. Joy is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African”

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Joy Crump

Chef/Owner, Foodē

“Joy is available for: One on one, long term, brainstorming sessions, general networking. Joy is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African”

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Jacqui Pressinger

Director of Strategic Partnerships, ACF

“Jacqui is available for: General networking, topic-specific advice and guidance, a long-term mentorship relationship Jacqui is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women ”

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Jacqui Pressinger

Director of Strategic Partnerships, ACF

“Jacqui is available for: General networking, topic-specific advice and guidance, a long-term mentorship relationship Jacqui is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women ”

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Julie Qiu

Julie Qiu

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Kandia Johnson

Communications Expert

“Kandia is available for: Topic-specific advice and guidance, A long-term mentorship relationship Kandia is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African, Women”

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Kandia Johnson

Communications Expert

“Kandia is available for: Topic-specific advice and guidance, A long-term mentorship relationship Kandia is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African, Women”

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Kelly Valentine

Founder, Femmes in Food

“Hello! My name is Kelly Valentine and I am Culinary Consultant + Founder of Femmes in Food. FIF is a community that celebrates, elevates + connects women in F&B + CPG. I've launched two food tech startups in LA (Dinner Lab + ...”

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Kelly Valentine

Founder, Femmes in Food

“Hello! My name is Kelly Valentine and I am Culinary Consultant + Founder of Femmes in Food. FIF is a community that celebrates, elevates + connects women in F&B + CPG. I've launched two food tech startups in LA (Dinner Lab + ...”

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RE:Her Mentor

Kim Prince

Kim Prince, owner of Hotville Chicken

“Kim Prince is a third generation restaurateur with a knack for frying chicken running through her veins. Since the age of eight, she recalls being the "Pickle Bucket Girl" at her family’s restaurant: Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack ...”

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Kim Prince

Kim Prince, owner of Hotville Chicken

“Kim Prince is a third generation restaurateur with a knack for frying chicken running through her veins. Since the age of eight, she recalls being the "Pickle Bucket Girl" at her family’s restaurant: Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack ...”

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Kisha Washington

Executive Chef, Owner, and Founder

“Hi, I'm Kisha Washington, Executive Chef, Owner, and Founder of three culinary industry businesses. All of them helping to build the industry in some way. TheKeyIngredient LLC is a private chef company, The Kitchen Spectrum Coll...”

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Kisha Washington

Executive Chef, Owner, and Founder

“Hi, I'm Kisha Washington, Executive Chef, Owner, and Founder of three culinary industry businesses. All of them helping to build the industry in some way. TheKeyIngredient LLC is a private chef company, The Kitchen Spectrum Coll...”

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Kristela Nazario-Mendoza

Culinary Director

“I'm a Culinary Director with BonAppetit and a mother of two beautiful children. Over the years, I have been lucky to have had mentors to guide me through my career. The importance of mentorship has been essential in my growth an...”

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Kristela Nazario-Mendoza

Culinary Director

“I'm a Culinary Director with BonAppetit and a mother of two beautiful children. Over the years, I have been lucky to have had mentors to guide me through my career. The importance of mentorship has been essential in my growth an...”

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RE:Her Mentor

Lien Ta

Co-owner of All Day Baby

“Lien Ta is the co-owner of All Day Baby, a feel-good restaurant & cocktail bar with the soul of a diner located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. She previously owned Here’s Looking At You, also co-owned by Chef Jo...”

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Lien Ta

Co-owner of All Day Baby

“Lien Ta is the co-owner of All Day Baby, a feel-good restaurant & cocktail bar with the soul of a diner located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. She previously owned Here’s Looking At You, also co-owned by Chef Jo...”

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Jay Lippin

“I have 40 years of restaurant experience 30 of them as an Executive Chef in various operations. Currently I am the Chef in Residence at The East End Food Institute. ”

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Jay Lippin

“I have 40 years of restaurant experience 30 of them as an Executive Chef in various operations. Currently I am the Chef in Residence at The East End Food Institute. ”

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Mary Sue Milliken

Chef, Co-Owner, Border Grill, Socalo

“Throughout a groundbreaking, nearly 40-year career, Mary Sue Milliken finds the key to her success in following her insatiable curiosity. She is best known for Border Grill restaurants, trucks, and catering, which she runs with ...”

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Mary Sue Milliken

Chef, Co-Owner, Border Grill, Socalo

“Throughout a groundbreaking, nearly 40-year career, Mary Sue Milliken finds the key to her success in following her insatiable curiosity. She is best known for Border Grill restaurants, trucks, and catering, which she runs with ...”

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Nazim Khan

Nazim Khan

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Maureen Leonard

Maureen Leonard

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Michael Schiller

Property and Casualty Insurance / Finance Expert

“I want to use my expertise in the Insurance and Finance fields to help restaurants and hospitality businesses open safely and efficiently. I am available to provide assistance on current and future coverage needed taking into ac...”

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Michael Schiller

Property and Casualty Insurance / Finance Expert

“I want to use my expertise in the Insurance and Finance fields to help restaurants and hospitality businesses open safely and efficiently. I am available to provide assistance on current and future coverage needed taking into ac...”

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Michael Maher

Sr Buyer

“I am a buyer with over 10 years of experience in the Food and Beverage retail industry. I have worked in buying, brand strategy, marketing, and operations. I work closely with both large and start up CPGs and enjoy coaching indi...”

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Michael Maher

Sr Buyer

“I am a buyer with over 10 years of experience in the Food and Beverage retail industry. I have worked in buying, brand strategy, marketing, and operations. I work closely with both large and start up CPGs and enjoy coaching indi...”

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Nicole DiGironimo

Career Coach / Director of Academics at a Culinary Institute

“I am a Career/Life Coach with a large organization and enjoy helping people unlock their potential! Are you struggling with a complicated decision? Or maybe you’re considering a career change or just starting your career? O...”

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Nicole DiGironimo

Career Coach / Director of Academics at a Culinary Institute

“I am a Career/Life Coach with a large organization and enjoy helping people unlock their potential! Are you struggling with a complicated decision? Or maybe you’re considering a career change or just starting your career? O...”

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pearl thompson

pearl thompson

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Pramod Khincha

Pramod Khincha

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ROBERT SLOOP

CEO

“Provides full-service accounting, financial advisory, systems implementation and consulting services to restaurants. We know that all good operators are adamant about building more profitable businesses by maintaining order with...”

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ROBERT SLOOP

CEO

“Provides full-service accounting, financial advisory, systems implementation and consulting services to restaurants. We know that all good operators are adamant about building more profitable businesses by maintaining order with...”

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The Abundance Setting Mentor

Sandra Holl

Chef/Owner

“Sandra Holl the chef/owner of Floriole Cafe & Bakery was born and raised in the Midwest. She returned to the area after teaching English in France, attending culinary school, and baking in San Francisco. In 2006 Sandra, pregnant...”

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Sandra Holl

Chef/Owner

“Sandra Holl the chef/owner of Floriole Cafe & Bakery was born and raised in the Midwest. She returned to the area after teaching English in France, attending culinary school, and baking in San Francisco. In 2006 Sandra, pregnant...”

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Sandra Cordero

Sandra Cordero

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Sara Ciampini

CEO/Founder, MediClean

“MediClean Group, Inc. has been a leader in healthcare cleaning for nearly two decades. Founded by an RN with over 25 years experience in the medical industry, we can proudly say that we are experts in cleaning, disinfecting and...”

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Sara Ciampini

CEO/Founder, MediClean

“MediClean Group, Inc. has been a leader in healthcare cleaning for nearly two decades. Founded by an RN with over 25 years experience in the medical industry, we can proudly say that we are experts in cleaning, disinfecting and...”

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The Abundance Setting Mentor 

Sarah Stegner

Chef/Owner

“I often find myself in a mentorship role with women in the industry. Having strong mentors was the identifying factor in becoming the chef I am today, and I'd like to pay it forward. ”

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Sarah Stegner

Chef/Owner

“I often find myself in a mentorship role with women in the industry. Having strong mentors was the identifying factor in becoming the chef I am today, and I'd like to pay it forward. ”

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Sonya Cote

Owner, Executive Chef, Hillside Farmacy, Eden East, Eden West Food Truck, Eden East Farm, Store House Market

“Sonya is available for: General networking Sonya is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC”

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Sonya Cote

Owner, Executive Chef, Hillside Farmacy, Eden East, Eden West Food Truck, Eden East Farm, Store House Market

“Sonya is available for: General networking Sonya is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC”

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Chris Dickerson

Chef/Owner

“After graduating from Wake Forest, Chris Dickerson completed the Chef’s apprenticeship program at The Cloister Hotel on Sea Island.  Chris regularly staged with some of the South’s best chefs which resulted in him being recruite...”

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Chris Dickerson

Chef/Owner

“After graduating from Wake Forest, Chris Dickerson completed the Chef’s apprenticeship program at The Cloister Hotel on Sea Island.  Chris regularly staged with some of the South’s best chefs which resulted in him being recruite...”

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Sarah Robbins

Founding Partner, 21c Hotels

“Sarah is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking Sarah is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African, Women”

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Sarah Robbins

Founding Partner, 21c Hotels

“Sarah is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking Sarah is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Black/African, Women”

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Stephanie Dorsey

VC Fund Manager

“I run a food-focused VC fund and would be happy to offer advice, insight, and perspectives on funding food-related businesses as well as introductions to other capital allocators in the food & beverage ecosystem.”

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Stephanie Dorsey

VC Fund Manager

“I run a food-focused VC fund and would be happy to offer advice, insight, and perspectives on funding food-related businesses as well as introductions to other capital allocators in the food & beverage ecosystem.”

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Alex Kress

“I am available to help small businesses get back on their feet.”

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Alex Kress

“I am available to help small businesses get back on their feet.”

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Tiffany Derry

Owner, Roots Chicken Shak, Roots Southern Table, Tiffany Derry Concepts

“Tiffany is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, general networking, topic-specific advice and guidance Tiffany is interested in mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Black/African”

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Tiffany Derry

Owner, Roots Chicken Shak, Roots Southern Table, Tiffany Derry Concepts

“Tiffany is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, general networking, topic-specific advice and guidance Tiffany is interested in mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Black/African”

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Tyrone Thomas

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel/Business Advisor/Entrepreneur

“About Me: Tyrone Thomas is a seasoned attorney, strategic business advisor, hunger advocate and entrepreneur. He has experience advising small and mid-level businesses, and problem solving in resource-constrained environments (...”

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Tyrone Thomas

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel/Business Advisor/Entrepreneur

“About Me: Tyrone Thomas is a seasoned attorney, strategic business advisor, hunger advocate and entrepreneur. He has experience advising small and mid-level businesses, and problem solving in resource-constrained environments (...”

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Vicky Colas

Chef, Owner

“Vicky is available for: Topic-specific advice and guidance, A long-term mentorship relationship Vicky is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Black/African, Native American/Indigenous, Any women who are ...”

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Vicky Colas

Chef, Owner

“Vicky is available for: Topic-specific advice and guidance, A long-term mentorship relationship Vicky is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, Black/African, Native American/Indigenous, Any women who are ...”

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Violeta Edelman

Owner, Dolcezza Gelato

“Violeta is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, Topic-specific advice and guidance, General networking Violeta is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, La...”

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Violeta Edelman

Owner, Dolcezza Gelato

“Violeta is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, Topic-specific advice and guidance, General networking Violeta is enthusiastic about mentoring mentees who identify as: Women, La...”

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Jacqulyn Hill

“Owner of Whipped Inc. a boutique appetizer and dessert company as well as Whipped Luxe which is a luxury event planning company.  I focus on good food and great experiences.  I am interested in being a mentor because I want to s...”

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Jacqulyn Hill

“Owner of Whipped Inc. a boutique appetizer and dessert company as well as Whipped Luxe which is a luxury event planning company.  I focus on good food and great experiences.  I am interested in being a mentor because I want to s...”

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Elizabeth Wiley

Owner, Meadowlark Restaurant, Wheat Penny Oven and Bar

“Elizabeth is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking, 1-2 week in-person stage once covid is conquered, including room and board ...”

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Elizabeth Wiley

Owner, Meadowlark Restaurant, Wheat Penny Oven and Bar

“Elizabeth is available for: A long-term mentorship relationship, Topic-specific advice and guidance, 1-on-1 brainstorming sessions, General networking, 1-2 week in-person stage once covid is conquered, including room and board ...”

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Zvjezdana Vukic

Chef and Marketing

“Hi, I am Zvjezdana (Dana), Chef Designer at A la Dizajn After graduating in graphic design and working in one of the best studios in Croatia and Europe, I decided to make a huge change and went into professional gastronomy. I h...”

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Zvjezdana Vukic

Chef and Marketing

“Hi, I am Zvjezdana (Dana), Chef Designer at A la Dizajn After graduating in graphic design and working in one of the best studios in Croatia and Europe, I decided to make a huge change and went into professional gastronomy. I h...”

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Mentorship presented by KitchenAid

Mentorship presented by KitchenAid

James Beard Foundation Mentorship presented by KitchenAid is open to everyone, but was designed to make mentorship accessible and visible to the communities that have historically faced difficulties finding and engaging with mentors, especially women. Thanks to KitchenAid’s support and partnership, this initiative provides free mentorship to all culinary industry professionals and helps emerging talent connect with a larger network of support. JBF Mentorship is part of KitchenAid’s larger A Woman’s Place program, which aims to support and empower emerging women in the hospitality industry to bridge the gender inequality gap. To learn more about this partnership or KitchenAid’s A Woman’s Place Program, visit here. Select the filters below to find your mentor match. To learn more about how mentor matching works, check out our FAQs.

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