Working in or around the hospitality industry her whole life eventually forged the path for the creation of Fab. Prior, Randi was the Director of Events for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival for 7 years which helped shape the national focus of Charleston’s food & beverage scene.

The idea for Fab came to Randi shortly after she ended her time with Bad Bitches. An organization she founded with two other industry professionals showcasing women's rise decade by decade from the home kitchen into the hospitality industry. Through seven (7) events over $55K was raised providing scholarships to women in various positions in the industry moving them forward in their chosen career. Her passion is to educate women in the industry, along with teaching responsibility. Women need to be given the right tools in order make smart decisions that will propel them forward in their career. Once that happens, they are in the driver’s seat and get to choose the direction they see for themselves. Education, it's a beautiful thing!

Randi, Founder of Fab, a New Yorker at heart, but has happily acclimated to living in Charleston, SC for the past 28 years. She was most recently named one of the 50 Southerners of the Year by Southern Living Magazine. The designation is for people that are moving the South forward with groundbreaking nonprofits, impactful projects, and innovative ideas.


Sarah Halpern is among many things, a Charleston native, an aspiring business owner, and a conservationist turned chocolate maker. The connections people have to food, and to each other through food is what propelled her interest into this field. With 10 years of restaurant experience, she currently serves as chocolate maker and event coordinator for Madre Chocolate, a bean-to-bar company specializing in locally grown cacao based on Oahu, Hawaii. She holds an Environmental Studies degree from the University of Vermont and hopes to continue to be apart of the growing craft chocolate industry.


Hope began her career in hospitality working on a Dude Ranch in Colorado while in college. Since then she has worked in restaurants, on farms, in industrial bakeries, for the nonprofit Slow Food and, most recently, at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, NY. She recently relocated from New York to Charleston and is thrilled to be a part of Fab. In the future, Hope plans to open her own business with her husband, a chef.


Voted #1 city in the U.S. by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure, Charleston wins the hearts of visitors from around the world – and we couldn’t think of a more magical place to kick off something this FAB. The Courtyard Marriott Charleston Historic District has generously made a block of rooms available to FAB attendees and speakers at special rates.



Fab Scholarships are open to all women in the hospitality industry. Please complete the form below. All fields must be complete. Scholarship recipients receive FREE admission to FAB Workshop. Excludes travel, lodging, & speaker dinners. Applications due by May 5, 2017.

Questions? Contact us at info@thisisfab.com. Deadline for applications is May 5th. All scholarship recipients will be notified by May 12th.