Meet our founders
Adriana and Breanne met in 2011 working at the Michelin starred Rouge Tomate NYC and have created a name for themselves in the activism and culinary world. After their collective struggles working their way up as chefs, facing challenges of inequality and harassment along the way, they decided to partner up to create "The Table", a platform that takes action by creating paid opportunities to empower and support womxn in the food industry.
Adriana Urbina, Co-Founder
Adriana Urbina is a three-time winner of the Food Network’s Chopped; her most recent victory was on the highly competitive "Chopped Grand Championship" – she is the only Latin-American female chef to have won the title. Adriana moved to NYC in 2011, where she launched her successful pop-up and private dining company, Tepuy Dining, as well as held the title of executive chef at the James Beard-award winning Nolita eatery, De Maria.
Prior to her move to New York, Adriana refined her talents at top international culinary programs including L'Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse in France and Sumito Estévez’s Instituto Culinario Caracas in Venezuela, before serving as an apprentice at Spain’s Michelin 3-star restaurant, Martín Berasategui.
Breanne Butler, Co-Founder
Chef, activist, and women’s advocate Breanne Butler began her career as a chef working at the Michelin-starred Rouge Tomate, and became their Pastry Sous Chef 18 months later. Breanne then moved on to become the shining pastry chef at Facebook HQ where she even delighted the likes of Martha Stewart with her confections. She has been able to use her strength and experience in organizing kitchens to help organize almost 400 marches around the world by way of her role as a co-founder of Women’s March. She loves to advocate for women and diversity in the culinary industry, but also on the forefront of even larger-scale issues stemming from DC. Breanne was recently recognized as 2017 Glamour Women of the Year and The Guardian’s Frederick Douglass 200 for her efforts for social change in 2018.