JBF in the News: Women in Culinary Leadership PanelJBF Editors
July 03, 2014
Eater National has a handy roundup of quotes from our recent Women in Culinary Leadership Panel, held at New York City's Vermilion last week. The panel featured Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, Top Chef champion Kristin Kish, JBF's Susan Ungaro, Vermilion's Susan Ungaro, and chef and restaurateur Michael White, whose company, Altamarea Group, has been praised for its numerous and high-ranking female employees. The discussion, moderated by Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin, focused on ideas for advancing and empowering women in the restaurant industry.
The conversation also highlighted the accomplishments of Eliza Martin, the first apprentice in our Women in Culinary Leadership Program. Martin has spent the last year training at Vermilion, as well as at the James Beard House, while being mentored by Dey and receiving a stipend to pay for rent and expenses. You can learn more about her experience here.