Cracking the Gastro Ceiling: Women in Culinary Leadership Grantee Eliza Martin

Martin with chef Amado Lopez of Vermilion in Chicago at the Housewares Charity event in March 2014. Martin credits Lopez with everything she has learned in the back of the house. “He is an incredible and patient chef. I wouldn’t say he’s like a dad, but he’s like a really cool uncle!”

 

 

Eliza Martin was working on the floor during a lunch shift when her training was put to the test. “The manager had left without giving notice,” she recalls, recounting how she stepped in to temporarily fill the position at the Chicago outpost of Vermilion until a manager from the restaurant’s New York City outpost arrived two days later.  

 

At the time, Martin was several months into her Women in Culinary Leadership apprenticeship. She had been training to manage the floor, and this was her opportunity to actually do it. “It was our busiest weekend of the year,” recalls Rohini... Read more >

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JBF and Vermilion Present Women in Culinary Leadership All-Star Dinner & Panel Discussion

JBF and Vermilion Present  Women in Culinary Leadership All-Star Dinner & Panel Discussion

 

On Wednesday, June 25, the James Beard Foundation and Vermilion will host the second-ever Women in Culinary Leadership All-Star Dinner & Panel Discussion at Vermilion in New York City. Reservations can be made by calling 212.871.6600 or emailing socialny@thevermilionrestaurant.com.

 

Moderated by Food & Wine’s Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin, the evening will feature thought-provoking... Read more >

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2014 JBF Scholarship Applications Due Today

2014 JBF Scholarship Applications Due Today

 

A friendly reminder for aspiring chefs: applications for James Beard Foundation scholarships must be postmarked by May 15. You can find details about eligibility, a list of the scholarships and grants we award, and all the necessary paperwork here.

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JBF Hosting Fourth Chefs Boot Camp Next Week

JBF Hosting Fourth Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change Next Week

 

Next week, more than a dozen chefs from around the country are gathering for our fourth Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change at Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, California. The three-day series of workshops, which will focus on sustainable seafood, will provide chefs with policy briefings, advocacy strategies, and other training geared toward food-system causes and campaigns. Attendees will also participate in a group harvest at Green Oaks Creek Farm and a fishing excursion on Half Moon Bay. This session's chefs include:

 

Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve, Alexandria, VA

 

Kathleen Blake, The Rusty Spoon, Orlando, FL

 

Kirsten Dixon, Winterlake Lodge, Anchorage, AK

 

Duskie Estes, Zazu Kitchen + Farm, Sebastapol, CA

 

Ed Kenney, Town Restaurant, Honolulu

 

Michael Leviton,... Read more >

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