Recipe courtesy of Chef Kathy Gold of The Kitchen Cooking School
The role of women in the food industry has seen an exponential growth in recent years that can be attributed to the groundbreaking female chefs that have paved the way in decades past. Many of these pioneering women are affiliated with the philanthropic organization for women, Les Dames D'Escoffier. The organization aims to help open up the world of food and hospitality to women, who for many years were rarely found in the professional kitchen. Today, Les Dames D'Escoffier boasts over 1400 invitation-only members in 27 chapters around the world. Join Friday Arts as we attend the Philadelphia chapter's first symposium featuring hands-on cooking classes and panel discussions with influential "dames" such as four-time James Beard award winner Rozanne Gold. We speak with our local "Top Chef" contestant Jennifer Carroll and food writer Toni Tipton-Martin, demonstrating the diversity of careers women can hold in the food industry today.
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