Women in Food: Sawyer Lewis of Leroy and Lewis Barbecue

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are celebrating women in our food community that are helping to make Texas, and the world, a better place. 

Heading up operations, Sawyer Lewis brings over 12 years of industry experience ranging from fine dining to high volume casual restaurants. Her expertise and welcoming approach provide LeRoy and Lewis with a high level of service beyond the traditional food truck. Her passion for the industry has been cultivated working with award-winning chefs, and learning from key figures in the sustainable farm-to-table movement across the country.

Sawyer Lewis: Co-Owner/Director of Operations at LeRoy and Lewis BBQ


Cause That’s Near And Dear To You:

Sustainable Food Center- We have recently started doing the Downtown Farmers Market with the SFC and I am happy to support their efforts all over our community!


Why It is Important To You To Support Women in the Food Community:

“There were times in my early career where I was not taken seriously and was overlooked because I am a female. I happen to come across pretty easy going and am very people pleasing, so a lot of powerful men got away with that. Sometimes I feel like I have had to work twice as hard to earn the respect of my former superiors, peers and now employees than other men I have worked with. It’s a hard career path- it’s a lifestyle. Sometimes I have had to hang with the tough guys even when I am feeling fragile. I personally try to go out of my way to support anyone in my business and my community that really cares about what they are doing and why they are doing it, especially women. I really want to be an advocate for young people that are trying to make their business dreams come true- because I was there very recently.”


Shoutout a Fellow Female Food Community Member:

“I can think of several strong women that I admire, but I am always kind of blown away by Stacy Franklin. She is always approachable and humble despite the fact that she runs one of the most successful business in our community. While Aaron her husband is the “face” of their company, you can tell when interacting with her that she is the backbone of their business. I can only hope people someday view me in the same way. She also seems to be a great mom, which is something I certainly idolize in our industry and want to take on someday myself.”

B.O.S.S. Bars 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and one of our favorite superfood snacks on-the-go, The BOSS Food Company, is making it easy for you to add your support. For every purchase of a box of 12 bars, BOSS will donate $2 to @MyHopeChest, the only national non-profit that facilitates and funds breast reconstruction for under-insured and uninsured breast cancer survivors. Click Here to Shop Now

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