Tiffany Barrera, Owner, THE RHODY HEN CAFÉ

Leading Ladies 2024


The culinary arts have been a part of Tiffany Barrera’s life since high school, when she was a finalist for the JWU National Recipe Contest. After graduating from JWU with an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts and a bachelor’s in Food & Beverage Service Management, she worked as a cook at a golf resort in Ireland, in several bistros in Boston, and even managed several restaurants in the Boston area. When she met her husband, who is also in the industry the pair decided to open their own restaurant, THE RHODY HEN CAFÉ.

In the beginning, Tiffany cooked, served, and tackled all of the office paperwork every day. Eventually, the restaurant grew not only in size and staff, but in reputation, even appearing on The Phantom Gourmet. Today, they have three locations, including one that recently opened in North Providence. Says Tiffany, “I love where I am at now because I am still able to cook and create with my staff, while being able to have conversations with my guests and start amazing relationships with everyone that walks in.”


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