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Women Chefs

Why Is Only One Woman on Food & Wine 2016 Best New Chefs List -- Again?

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Congratulations to Iliana Regan, of Chicago's Elizabeth restaurant and Bunny, the micro bakery. But why is she the female lone ranger among the Food & Wine "Best New Chefs in America 2016?"

Talking Gender in the Kitchen: Chefs Carla Hall, Elizabeth Falkner and Anita Lo Discuss

Ali Rosen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Taste
Ali Rosen

There has been a flurry of debate in recent years over the attention given to women chefs and restaurateurs -- from Food & Wine's women issue to Time's noticeably non-female "Gods of Food" article to the empowering Cherry Bombe -- but there is no monolith of opinions on the topic.

Flour Power: Women Chefs Reap Just Desserts in Food & Wine and White House

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 02.16.2015 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

The proof is in the pudding this year. Women chefs cracked the glass ceiling repeatedly to achieve record "first female" milestones in culinary history, magazines, James Beard Awards, the White House and Michelin guides.

'Best New Chefs' Awards Highlight Large Gender Gap

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste

And the winners are...

The Truth About Sexism In This Industry

Posted 11.14.2013 | Women

Judging from TIME magazine's Nov. 7 "Gods of Food" feature, you might think that female chefs simply aren't good at what they do. Of course, you'd ...

Women Roar, Even When They Cook

Chef Rossi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Chef Rossi

All men wanted to do was come home to their mother's or their wife's home cooking, so why the hell was it so hard for them to accept us as chefs?

WATCH: Food Show Ad Achieves New Low In Sexism

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 04.24.2013 | Women

People never seem to tire of discussing the role of women versus men in the kitchen. There are books, columns and incessant panel discussions on the s...

The Women In Culinary Leadership Cookoff

James Beard Foundation | Posted 05.08.2013 | Taste
James Beard Foundation

On February 26, the James Beard Foundation headed to Vermilion restaurant to judge the Women in Culinary Leadership Cookoff.

Who Are the Best Women Chefs? 10 U.S. Women Earn Michelin Star

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 10.08.2012 | Home
Beverly Wettenstein

Ten visionary female chefs have achieved the coveted Michelin restaurant star.

WATCH: Female Butcher Says What It's Like Being A Female Butcher

Posted 06.22.2012 | Home

Sara Bigelow first became a butcher about two years ago, but her story is far from stereotypical. Women have long fought discrimination in professiona...

Women, Chefs and Professional Kitchens

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

During this process I was sure I was being gender-sensitive, trying to focus public attention to issues that the media too often overlooks, and that the food business is frequently too busy and unconcerned to tackle. Little did I know what I was getting into!

Chef Vanessa Cantave's 10 Tips To Upgrade Your Summer BBQ

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices

BBQs are meant to be casual, but every now and then a summer celebration -- birthdays, family reunions, impromptu gatherings with friends -- calls for...

Are You There, Chef? It's Me, Menopause

Gillian Clark | Posted 05.03.2012 | DC
Gillian Clark

I'm pushing 50 now and Mother Nature is about done with me. It's Father Time's turn and he is determined to make a man out of me.

What Makes A Great Female Chef

Posted 03.15.2012 | Books

Excerpt from "Blood, Bones & Butter" (Random House) by Gabrielle Hamilton, our latest HuffPost Book Club pick. Read the thoughts of HuffPost Wome...

Girls' Night Out: Six Women Chefs, Three Dinners In London

Edward Schneider | Posted 04.16.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

If you are interested in food and are going to be in London between March 11 and 13, you may want to spend an evening (and £200 -- a little over $300 -- including all wine) at Girls' Night Out.

Sweet West Oakland

Tanya Holland | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices
Tanya Holland

I am a black girl who went to an elite East Coast university who married a Jewish guy who didn't go to college. We wanted to live in a community where none of that really matters.

8 Reasons Awesome Girls Should Learn to Cook

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 08.17.2011 | Home
Darya Pino, Ph.D

I know a few girls who enjoy cooking, and even more who like to bake. But there is also a subset who can't even boast the grill skills some regular guys have in spades. I know these girls well, because I used to be one.

Top Chef's Recipe for Gender Bias

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tara Sophia Mohr

If Top Chef wants to claim they hold a meritocratic competition, they need to taste dishes blindly.

MIA: Women Chefs in New York Post

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Beverly Wettenstein

It's disconcerting to continually read articles omitting women. Barriers to advancement persist in the professional kitchen and media coverage.

New York's Female Chefs On Sexism In The Kitchen

New York Magazine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We live in a golden age of chefs. Between your Batalis and Bouluds, your Vongerichtens and Riperts, your Masas and Morimotos, New York is bubbling ove...