San Diego Business Journal

Lesley Cohn

Co-Founder, Cohn Restaurant Group

SD 500 recap: Lesley Cohn and her husband, David, have been operating restaurants locally for more than 35 years. The couple operates more than 24 award-winning venues in Southern California – including the Vintana restaurant atop the Lexus dealership in Escondido – and Hawaii. Each has its own unique format and menu. The group in 2018 announced they were opening a brewery restaurant in La Mesa. Cohn and her husband David co-founded the Garfield School Foundation in 1996, a culinary arts program for at-risk youths, and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the school. She was recently honored by Girl Scouts San Diego.

Proudest Moment

Winning a Good Neighbor award from the National Restaurant Association.