A community that champions women in food 



December 2, 2018 5:00 - 7:00 pm: DiverseCITY Potluck at The Tinker House Events!

Join us for our inaugural DiverseCITY Potluck featuring a panel of diverse women working with food in Indianapolis at the beautiful Tinker House Events! Moderators Tanorria Askew of Tanorria’s Table and Candace Boyd Wylie of Food Love Tog will lead an insightful discussion with panelists; Chef Oya of The Trap, Akshaya Bhat of Trailhead Naturals, and Connie Lee of Mikado

Reserve your free ticket today and enjoy a potluck sampling of culturally rich dishes presented by the diverse women in our group. Food will be small bites style. RSVP to this Facebook invite!

We will be celebrating diversity and giving a recipe for unity in this ever-expanding city of ours. Hear from some amazing women in the food industry who will share their stories and talk about the ongoing responsibility of diversity in the Indy food scene! ALL ARE WELCOME to listen and enjoy!


Our Story

Indy Women in Food was formed after a panel discussion with the same name in December 2016, hosted by the magazine Cherry Bombe. The interest in women working in food in Indianapolis and entrepreneurial spirit was contagious. In June 2017, Ashley Brooks and Sonja Overhiser launched Indy Women in Food with the goal of connecting women working in food in Indianapolis, promoting food-related initiatives in Indy, and helping to host events and gatherings spearheaded by women.

Our Mission

Indy Women in Food exists to nurture collaboration and empower women in the Indianapolis food scene, including chefs, restaurant owners, writers, bloggers, photographers, and community organizers. Through Indy Women in Food, we hope to network, strengthen relationships, and make a positive impact on our community.

Photo credit Lauren McDuffie



Indy Women in Food has been featured in the following publications:

Edible Indy Cover

Edible Indy


Indianapolis Monthly

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For us, it’s about food. Some of us write about it or or photograph it. Some of us use it as a tool for education; a catalyst for growth and change and community improvement. Some of us use it to tell stories, and to create new ones. Maybe we all do a little bit of everything ... a dash of this, a pinch of that. We dream with it. We love with it. Food occupies a uniquely special space in our lives, and is a connector of so many people, places and things.

Here at Indy Women in Food, we want to support and celebrate the leading ladies who are calling the shots, writing the scripts and stealing the show on the Indianapolis food stage, and beyond. We’re your biggest fans! And we can’t wait to get to know you.

Want to join us? 

If you're a woman working in food in Indianapolis and want to join our networking group, contact us using the Contact form below.


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