Julia Ammons, Co-Owner, Essence Kitchen + Bar
A Prescott native and graduate of Prescott High School, Julia Ammons attended Yavapai College, continuing her career in hospitality management out of state by earning an Associates of Science degree in both Advanced Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management and earned a Catering Certificate.
Julia says she returned to Chino Valley to serve her community and be closer to her family. As co-creator of the husband and wife flagship restaurant, Essence Kitchen + Bar established in 2020, Julia excels at hospitality, menu and wine pairings and guest relations.
She has been an Advisory Board Member of Chino Valley High School Career & Technical Education since 2021 and also serves on the Yavapai College Foundation Board. Her focus of nurturing the culinary craft does not go unnoticed by her young team members and volunteers from the Chino Valley High School Culinary Department.
Alongside the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Chino Valley Lioness Club, Essence is a contributing member to the community. Through Julia’s charitable efforts, Essence has been able to serve local veterans and underserved youth through complimentary luncheons; book fairs through partnership with the Pappas Foundation; holiday events; and monetary educational scholarships.
She says she is eager to serve her community as it is another way to invest in her town and build meaningful relationships.
Essence Kitchen and Bar
www.essenceofaz.com | 928.925.3888
1021 AZ-89, Ste.104, Chino Valley, AZ 86323