Brittney Valles owner of Guerrilla Tacos and Biggies Burgers LA stops by to talk about the RE:Her event going on now till January 30th.
Brittney was convinced she was going to be a lawyer but once she started working in the hospitality industry she fell in love. "I love hosting parties, and being in this industry is like being able to have a party every single night", said Valles.
You can listen to the full interview below
Brittney started working for Chef Walter Manzke at Petty Cash Taqueria in 2014 as a host, and within a month was promoted to Office Manager. When Petty Cash began to open its second location, she had the opportunity to witness opening a restaurant. Brittney began to be loaned out to other restaurants to help them set-up their administrative procedures. In 2015, she graduated from college and worked with Chef Wes and Guerrilla Tacos part-time. By 2016, she left Petty Cash and was working with Guerrilla Tacos full-time. During her time with Guerrilla Tacos, she continued to help as a management consultant for other restaurants, up until the opening of the brick and mortar location opened. In 2020, Chef Wes left the business and she became the sole owner of Guerrilla Tacos.
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100+ Women-owned Restaurants unite for10 Days RE:Her, a virtual Food Festival in LA going on now till January30th
This is in response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on communities and small businesses, especially independent restaurants. RE:Her aims to eventually provide grants, mentorship, and resources to female-identifying restaurant owners throughout Los Angeles, and beyond.
Women restaurateurs from across Los Angeles have created a new charitable organization called RE:Her. Its debut initiative, a food festival called10 Days RE:Her, will feature 10 days of unique collaborations, thematic menus, and one-on-one conversations between female industry leaders. 10 Days RE:Her begin on January 21, the anniversary of the groundbreaking Women’s March of 2017, and runs through January 30, with scheduled programming to be finalized by early January. Pending local dining restrictions, aspects of the festival will likely take place virtually and remotely.
Here is a list of some of the Chefs apart of RE:Her
LA–Lien Ta (All Day Baby)
Sandra Cordero (Gasolina Cafe)
Sylvie Gabriele (Love & Salt)
Bricia Lopez (Guelaguetza)
Kimberly Prince (Hotville Chicken)
Heather Sperling (Botanica)
Brittney Valles (Guerrilla Tacos)