Breaking the Mold: Women in Restaurant Kitchens
Arnhold Hall at The New School (55 W. 13th St., 2nd Fl., Manhattan)
For decades, professional kitchens and restaurants were almost exclusively the domain of male chefs. In recent years, women have come to the forefront as food writers, entrepreneurs and professional chefs. The New School marks 100 years from the birth of Julia Child, a woman who played a leading role in the development of American cuisine, by celebrating female chefs and their work. The event explores gender and professional cooking, asking crucial questions about the role of women in professional kitchens, their work opportunities, and obstacles they might face in their careers. Has the situation changed, or do men still set the rules?
Heather Carlucci, chef at Print restaurant
Mona Talbott, founding director and executive chef of the Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome
Cheryl Smith, chef at Cheryl’s Global Soul and host of the Food Network’s show, Melting Pot
Sue Torres, Gourmet Latino tastemaster and chef at Sueños restaurant
Charlotte Druckman, journalist