Chef Danielle Leoni
Hailed as one of the top innovative Chefs of the Valley, Executive chef Danielle Leoni has lived up to that distinction with an avant-garde approach to blending Arizona farm-fresh ingredients with the tropical traditions of Jamaica. Under her stewardship, in 2008, The Breadfruit and Rum Bar introduced an entirely new cuisine to Arizona while redefining perceptions of tropical dining. Chef Leoni has spent over a decade exploring the islands of the Caribbean and immersing herself in local food cultures. Her passion for sustainable change within our food system from land to sea has brought her national recognition. She is an ardent supporter of the Arizona farming community, ocean conservation, seafood sustainability and dedicated to cultivating the next crop of culinary talent.2017.
Chef Amy Brandwein
Amy Brandwein is the chef and owner of Centrolina, a combined seasonal Italian restaurant and market that opened in CityCenterDC in spring 2015. Throughout her career, Chef Brandwein has earned many accolades, including recognition in 2017 and 2018 as a James Beard Foundation Award finalist in the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category.