#RestaurantGrowth: 8 LA Based Female Chefs, Restaurateurs and Professionals You Need to Know About this Women's History Month

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This March we’re excited to support women in food.
We’re raising awareness and celebrating 🥳 women and their contribution to food.

Join the other #girlbosses in Food Tribe’s FB community for restaurant, food & beverage, and hospitality professionals.


Our friends at GrubHub have released some stark statistics when it comes to women and their role in the restaurant industry.

March is Women’s History Month.

Join Food Tribe in celebrating the women of the food industry.

The Facts

  • Only 19% of Chefs are Women

  • Only 7% of Head Chefs are Women

  • Women chefs earn 28% less in base pay than their male counterparts

Be sure to tag us in the food stories the world needs to know about. In the meantime, we’ve done some of the hardwork for you.

Check out our list of 8 LA based #girlbosses in food that you need to know about.



Nyesha Joyce

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About Nyesha: Nyesha’s mission is to express her love through food. In addition to being featured on Top Chef, Nyesha offers foodies a range of food options through restaurant experiences, a healthy social media following, and personal chef services.

Jessica Koslow

Photo: Sqrl

Photo: Sqrl

About Jessica: The girl behind the Sqirl, a hip cafe features global-inspired breakfast and lunch fare with housemade jams in a minimalist space. Coming up next? Koslow will open Onda in June at the Proper Hotel in Santa Monica.

Natasha Phan

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About Natasha: This #GirlBoss is the Co Founder + Chief Marketing Officer of 10 Grand Hospitality. This group hosts favorites like: POT, POT caFe, POT Lobby Bar, Commissary, and Events at The Line Hotel.



Tinger Hseish

Photo: Dash of Ting

Photo: Dash of Ting

About Tinger: Friend of Food Tribe Tinger offers a sprinkle of her travel and food advice for the health conscious community. What makes her blog so special? A focus on delicious regional cuisine and unique adventures.

Tinger is a friend of Food Tribe and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in 2019 and beyond!



Sheridan Street

Photo: Street & Spice

Photo: Street & Spice

About Sheridan: Street and Spice is a catering, personal chef service and meal-prep small business that started with a girl who loved food and had a blog. When we asked her on her thoughts on #LAFoodCulture, Sheridan had to say, “LA’s food culture is so diverse and health conscious that now is a better time than ever to be a chef (or hungry). The wave of millennials that has adopted this love for food is great!”


Niki Nakayama

Photo: n/naka

Photo: n/naka

About Niki: Niki Nakayama is an American chef and the owner of n/naka restaurant. n/naka offers a Kaiseki dining experience - a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner.

Ria Dolly Barbosa

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About Ria: Paramount Coffee Project DTLA is lucky to have Ria at the helm - this chef knows a thing or two about #eeeeeats. According to her Facebook profile, Ria is “held together with power naps and caffeine.”

Genet Agonafer

Photo: LA Times

Photo: LA Times

About Gina: Genet Agonafer is famous for the Ethiopian dish doro wot that she makes at Meals by Genet. Located in the heart of Los Angeles' "Little Ethiopia", Genet strives to bring you the best of the vibrant, traditional cuisine of Ethiopia.


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Terence Latimer