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Karen LeibowitzNEW MAKER!
San Francisco, CA


Karen Leibowitz is a restaurateur, writer, and activist seeking improvements to our food system. She is a co-founder of three award-winning and path-breaking restaurants--The Perennial, Mission Chinese Food, and Commonwealth--and she is Executive Director of the non-profit Perennial Farming Initiative. She co-wrote the Mission Street Food and Atelier Crenn cookbooks and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and other publications. In 2018, Karen created a sexual harassment PSA and InStyle included her in their inaugural list of “50 Badass Women.” In 2019, she was nominated for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur. Karen lives in San Francisco, where she is working to build a more regenerative and equitable food world. She is also available for freelance writing, editing, consulting, and design projects.