notes from the mexican kitchen

The Women of Clark Street

As you no doubt are aware, March is Women’s History Month, a national celebration of the impact women have had on our shared history and modern culture. Over the four Clark Street restaurants, Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Bar Sótano, and Xoco, over 60% of our management team are women.

To celebrate them, we have put together this collection of portraits highlighting their strength, leadership, creativity and passion.

Jen Fite – Director of Operations
Deann Bayless – Owner & Proprietor (left)
Charlie Bayless – Deann’s Granddaughter & Churro Taste Tester (left, below)
Jen Melendrez – Pastry Chef (right)
Jessica Weber – Frontera Floor Manager
Belen Ramirez – Frontera Floor Manager
Javauneeka Jacobs – Frontera Sous Chef
Julianna Arquilla – Spirits Director, Bar Sótano & Frontera General Manager
Jackie Hernandez – Bar Sótano Chef de Cuisine
Meagan O’Connor – Topolo Chef de Cuisine | Alejandra Navarro – Topolo Floor Manager
Lanie Bayless – Topolo & Xoco General Manager
Jill Gubesch – Wine Director
Maria Cotorra – Xoco Floor Manager

For more photographs and (much) longer captions, check out each restaurant’s social media for individual features: @fronteragrill @barsotanochi @xocochicago @topolochicago

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