A movement created to support local, women-led food businesses.

Arizona Women in Food

Let’s Talk & Celebrate. Women’s History Month National Bashes. Gold. Glamour. Gourmet.

Let’s Talk Womxn will hold gourmet celebrations to kick off Women’s History Month by our 700+ leading women restaurateurs/entrepreneurs in each of our 14-16 cities. First week of March. A national – maybe international – gourmet women power footprint celebration for dining. See our 2022 national video 2022 WHM/IWD Let’s Talk & Celebrate and Chicago 2022 Let’s Talk & Celebrate Chicago.

Tasting stations by 15-30 women owned businesses in each city, cocktails, DJ, entertainment, bags of Let’s Talk Womxn goodies, the works. This will be THE women hosted party for the entire city. All men and women are welcome to come, drenched in gold and glamour to revel in their city’s gourmet power.

Phoenix Metro Celebration
Gold. Glamour. Gourmet.

Tasting stations, wine, cocktails, DJ, Burlesque entertainment, and an all around good time with our family of women entrepreneurs in Food and Drink.

March 2, 2023

The Farish House
816 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004


AZ Women in Food - Members

FnB - Charlene Badman
Charleen Badman
Denise McCreery - d’Vine Gourmet
Denise McCreery
d’Vine Gourmet
JBF Women of Arizona - Sweet Republic - Helen Yung
Helen Yung
Sweet Republic
Joy Bus Diner - Jennifer Caraway
Jennifer Caraway
The Joy Bus Diner
The Market by Jennifer - Jennifer Russo
Jennifer Russo
The Market by Jennifer's
Kelsey Strothers - Worth
Kelsey Strothers
Worth Takeaway
Hana Japanese Eatery - Lori Hashimoto
Lori Hashimoto
Hana Japanese Eatery
JBF Women of Arizona - Lori Hassler - The Farish House
Lori Hassler
The Farish House
Maya's Cajun Kitchen - Maya Bartlett
Maya Bartlett
Maya's Cajun Kitchen
Monique Burns - The Positive Chef
Monique Burns
The Positive Chef
Pat Jasmin - Far Away Wine and Provisions
Pat Jasmin
Far Away Wine & Provisions
24 Carrots - Sasha Raj
Sasha Raj
24 Carrots
JBF Women of AZ - Shannon Rush - The Cellar
Shannon L. Rush
The Cellar
Sharon Koger - Esso Coffeehouse & Roastery
Sharon Koger
Esso Coffeehouse & Roastery
Tamara Morken - THAT Brewery
Tamara Morken
THAT Brewery
Tracy Dempsey's Originals - Tracy Dempsey
Tracy Dempsey
Tracy Dempsey's Originals
Nonna Urban Eatery - Valentina Huerta
Valentina Huerta
Nonna Urban Eatery

What's this about?

AZWomenInFood is Arizona's chapter of Let’s Talk Womxn a national collaboration born from the 2020 Covid-19 crisis.

Let’s Talk forums connect over 700 women restaurateurs/owners across 14 cities, with both virtual sessions and on the ground initiatives.

Let’s Talk Womxn was started as a conversation forum in July 2020 for women restaurateurs to get to know each other, vent, learn from & support each other. It has explosively evolved to much more – to help women business owners build bargaining power, build visibility, combine our voice, and undertake joint economic and political action.

The goal of Let's Talk is simply to build camaraderie and harness the combined economic power of our women entrepreneurs through this crisis and beyond.

Let’s Talk is a business initiative of women restaurateurs who are battling jointly to survive this crisis. It is a story of collaboration and hope amidst doom. We are happy to share our “B cube model” to inspire other sectors and all women.

Let’s Talk is founded and led by Rohini Dey, Ph.D. Vermilion restaurateur in Chicago, former McKinsey & Co. and The World Bank, former trustee/founder/chair of the James Beard Foundation Women's Leadership Program for a decade.

We are jointly promoting our sustainable success through the pandemic and beyond, proudly working together to boost small business, learn from each other, and to share and create opportunities. We are stronger together! 

This January, 2021, AZWomenInFood launched our first initiative: offering multi-restaurant tasting menus across the Valley. Fifteen of the Valley’s leading Women chefs and restauranteurs participated in this round! More collaborative dinner series are to come.