Campus Kitchens is based on a very simple idea: that you can take existing resources (food, people, facilities) and re-organize them to feed more people for less money... while also training men and women for culinary jobs.
It was a good night for New York and a good night for women in food. A New York girl attending my first James Beard Awards, I couldn't have been happier about the winners. Here, a quick recap of the night's events.
The event turned out to bring in an odd mix of industry insiders and food network enthusiasts, who have never heard of superstar chefs José Andres and Thomas Keller, but flock to see Giada De Laurentiis and Gail Simmons.