A community that champions women in food 



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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