Sonya Cote is a proponent of supporting local purveyors and recognizes the importance of using locally grown ingredients for both nutritional and environmental purposes. She is a pioneer of the east Austin food scene, opening Eastside Showroom, Hillside Farmacy, and Eden East. Currently, she and her husband own a 5-acre farm in Bastrop, Texas, one mile north of her newest restaurant, Store House Market & Eatery, which supplies its seasonal harvest to the restaurant, as well as her other ventures, Eden West Food Truck in Driftwood and Hillside Farmacy. As a 2019 James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Program fellow and mentor, she strives to carve a path for other women, or anyone seeking a career in hospitality.Sonya is speaking in Texas.
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