Kendall Antonelli is co-owner/founder and President of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, an award-winning cut-to-order cheese and pairings shop that represents hundreds of artisanal producers and has earned distinctions of Best Cheese Shops in America and Local Heroes among others.
The mission-driven shop to #DoGoodEatGood includes robust wholesale and events programs as well (and has taught over 6500 Austinites in virtual classes once the pandemic began). For her community engagement and outspokenness on mental health challenges, Kendall has been named an Austin Under 40 winner, a Profile in Power by the Austin Business Journal, and a Blazing Star by the Women’s Chamber of Texas. She serves on multiple boards, is a published author, and enjoys speaking on topics of passion with purpose, as seen in her recent TedX talk.
Her life is made sweeter alongside partner John, spirited kids Everett and Elia, and adopted dogs Lucky Day and Luna Loca. In her current efforts to be anti-racist, Kendall serves on two national equity committees for organizations, as well as chairs a local one. Through this work, Kendall feels she could write a memoir titled “Mistakes I’ve Made as a Well-Meaning White Woman Trying to be Anti-Racist” … yet she’s committed to making more.