In honor of National Women's History Month, we're celebrating female chefs and entrepreneurs who are often left out of the traditional culinary narrative. These amazing ladies are forging a new movement in food, and we're proud to support them!
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During a stint in France after leaving the insurance industry, Lindsay spent time working on a foie gras farm, learning about grape harvest at a vineyard, and studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She is now the owner and head macaron expert of Food La La, a San-Francisco based enterprise that hosts cooking classes and culinary events.
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Vero Kherian is Miss Cheesemonger herself, writing about cheese and specialty foods on her blog. After struggling to find a job in the middle of the 2009 recession, she stumbled upon a job posting at a local cheese shop and began her blog the night before her first day. It's been seven years and her blog has evolved into a celebration of "finding success on your own terms."
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Monica Lo is true Jackette of all trades -- a chef, photographer, food stylist, activist, and cannabis advocate. Her latest project is Sous Weed, which showcases "cannabis as an ingredient as opposed to merely a psychoactive additive." Monica is also a contributor to Menu Stories, a podcast and multimedia collection of stories about restaurants and the people behind them.
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Ryan Ross is a private chef and the founder of Supper Core, a roving dinner club that pops up in unlikely places. She grew up in rural Virginia, lived in New York City, and now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. In 2015, she won the Food Network reality show, Chopped, beating out three male chefs to take home the $10,000 prize.
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Nicole Derseweh is a vegan chef and You Tube ingenue who educates the populace on the merits of plant-based cuisine. She has culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu and comes from a long line of chefs. As Nicole says, she is the "vegan love child of Louis CK and Rachael Ray." In addition to hosting with Feastly, Nicole can be found poppin' up at other events around the LA area.
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Chris Clarke is a chef and self-proclaimed "food dork" and "culinary adventurer." A seasoned veteran of restaurants and catering, she documents her food exploits on "J'Eat? Food for life and a life mostly centered around food." After spending a year globe-trotting, she is currently writing a travel and cookbook about her adventures.
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Los Angeles chef Kryssie Tinsay Martinez was born in the Philippines but raised in southern California. She applies a fresh approach to traditional Pinoy dishes through her pop-up the "Modern Filipino Chef's Table." When she's not hosting with Feastly, chef Kryssie is a sous chef with the Hilton Hotel group.
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From learning as a prep cook to designing pasta programs at LA restaurants like Otium, All'Acqua, Barbrix, Miro, and Faith and Flower, Elizabeth is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to her restaurant career, she's now the executive chef of A Mano, Amaro, her own Feastly pop-up series. At her monthly dinners, she dishes out expertly crafted pasta courses with thoughtful drink pairings.
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Born and raised in Kuala Lampur, Tracy really began cooking while living in Australia as an exchange student. After moving to San Francisco, Tracy recreated and perfected the Malaysian food she missed from home, and she documented her culinary exploits on her Instagram feed. Curious diners who found her on social media were the impetus for hosting her first dinners, and the rest is history!