Fabulous People: Tawny Costa

Tawny Costa is a restaurant owner of Parma Italian Roots (Scottsdale), Double Standard Kitchenetta (San Diego), Finn McCools (Boston), Delta Haus (Boston) and Bushwood Cocktail Club (Boston) as well as a realtor at North&Co. Learn more about Tawny Costa…

*Disclaimer: These answers are in the featured person’s words and are not written or researched by the Fabulous Arizona staff.

Hometown: Barstow, California

First job: I was 15 when I got my first job hostessing at Valle Luna in Ahwatukee, this started my love affair with the restaurant business, since then I’ve done almost every position in the Front of House.

Favorite AZ restaurant: I love Tratto, not only is the food delicious, I love the simplicity of the menu and the décor.

Person who has impacted your life the most: My two daughters have by far impacted my life the most. I’ve never experienced more joy, laughter, purpose, and drive until I had children.

Your biggest accomplishment in your eyes: I think my biggest accomplishment is going from a small town girl of teenage parents to where I am now both in business as a mother.

The biggest obstacle you have overcome: The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome is my own limiting beliefs.

Someone who inspires you: My Grandma Joann is the person who inspires me the most in life. She is the best woman I’ve ever known. She is the definition of high integrity, giving back, and she taught me unconditional love.

Favorite quote: If you’re facing in the right direction, all you have to do is keep on walking.

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: My advice to anyone starting in any business is to find a mentor that is not only doing what you want to do in business but also someone who’s character you respect and admire.

What makes someone fabulous: Authenticity, the ability to influence others to be better.


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