The most talented women in Westchester’s food industry will Turn Up the Heat at the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester’s by-the-bite fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 13 where they’ll honor the movers and shakers who embody the YWCA’s mission of empowering women and eliminating racism.
Learn more about how you can join the YWCA for an evening of delicious dishes,?cocktails and raffles/auctions as an event sponsor and buy your tickets by clicking below:
The Bellantoni Family,?Ben Himmelfarb,?Barbara Lerman, Esq.,?Bill Mooney, III and?Sekai Ndemanga are being honored?at the event for their?dedication?to ending?discrimination.?Statistics show that inequality is also evident in the restaurant industry:
- 95% of executive chefs (those running the kitchen) are men
- 82% of sous chefs (second-in-commands in the kitchen) are men
- 66% of line cooks (the ones you see behind the burners) are men
- 75% of all eating and drinking establishments are owned by men
The most talented female chefs, bakers and mixologists such as Leslie Lampert and James Beard Award winner Guadalupe Hernandez will come together on Thursday to help end these disparities.
Im supportive of the organization, Im supportive to have a platform so that women chefs and women restaurant owners can have more visibility, said Lampert, whose award-winning restaurants have gained national attention including a spot on Oprah.
Cathy’s Biscotti’s will also be serving up some of their authentic Italian cookies. You can get her recipe here:
Here the full list of participating restaurants and purveyors who will be turning up the heat on Oct. 13 (click on the links for their profiles):
|Andrea Kish Aries Wine & Spirit
|Andrea Morales, Lauren Vasquez of RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen
|Brandalyn and Warren Williams of WillYUM Spice