September 30, 2019

9am - 5pm

Workshops, Speakers, and Panels. Qualified applicants will also be asked to participate in a pitch practice session on Tuesday, October 1st from 9am—2pm. The application period will close on Monday, September 9th. More information on the location and speakers will be provided to applicants. Owning It is free of charge for accepted applicants.

In Partnership With

The James Beard Foundation is bringing “Owning It” to New Orleans!

Hosted by the James Beard Foundation, Owning It is designed to introduce emerging leaders in hospitality-related fields to best practices related to visioning, business planning, fundraising, and business pitching. Apply now to be part of this one-of-a-kind experience which will include inspirational speakers and hands-on workshops. Owning It is free of charge for accepted applicants.


  • A woman-identifying hospitality business owner or an aspiring business owner.

  • Interested in fostering a network of women in culinary from New Orleans, LA.

  • Live or work in the New Orleans area.

  • Able to commit to the full day of sessions on September 30th.

Please complete the form below IF Interested in applying

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