The Fastest Woman in The World & The James Beard Foundation

JamesBeardFoundation’s Taste America®Returns to Phoenix

September 19-21

Three-day event includes RAISING THE BAR reception & GALA BENEFIT DINNER

Robyn Lee, Organizer of The James Beard Taste Phoenix and Danielle Leoni, Owner/Chef at Breadfruit & Rum Bar joined me on the show to talk all things James Beard Foundation.

When people think of the James Beard Foundation, they think about good food. From their James Beard Awards, which celebrate the heights of culinary excellence, to an array of gastronomic events like Taste America that they host throughout the year around the country, the James Beard Foundation is passionate about making the world a more delicious place. But good food also represents a set of values—like sustainability, diversity, gender-equality, and equity—that make our world a better place. This year’s Taste America program will celebrate the Foundation’s dedication to “Good Food for Good,” highlighting their vision for a better food world, one that is diverse, sustainable, equitable, and accessible for all. This unique culinary showcase, now in its seventh year, brings James Beard Award-winning and other celebrated chefs to twenty cities annually for a series of exciting events: Visit for more details.

ValerieThompson is not only the fastest woman in the world on a motorcycle but she is also a celebrity ambassador with Beads of Courage

Beads of Courage, Inc. a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to helping children with serious illness record, tell and own their stories of survival. Go to for more information. In 11 years since inception, the organization has established programs in over 240 children's hospitals in the United States, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. The growth is evidence of the need for the type of support Beads of Courage provides for children coping with serious illness.

It was so fun to sit down with Valerie and hear her wild stories. Listen in below to hear about her crash at 363mph and how she plans to break a world record very soon!

Stay up to date on this fast woman HERE

Have a listen to the full show below.


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