Westchester’s Female Chefs To Make Our Mouths Water at YWCA By-The-Bite Event


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:

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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):

Dietician and Whole Foods Chef Karen Mayo
Cathy Schauber of Cathys Biscotti
Diana Scott-Sho of Luscious Little Desserts
Maria Valente of Chocolations
Jackie Rubbo of Yonkers Brewing Co.
Oil Ladi Dina Fleischman
Rossella Rago of Cooking With Nonna
Leslie Lampert of Love Hospitality?
Myong Feiner of Exit 6 Brewery
Guadalupe Hernandez
Ayde Haggins of Mitsura
Jeanine Lenoci of Roc-n-Ramen
Joana Herrera of Mariachi Mexico
Katherine Warrington Woodward of?Walters Hot Dog
Tommy Nigro and Brian Peroni of Arthur Avenue Wood Fired Pizza & Soda Company
Angela Marjanovic of Strudel Z?


Andrea Kish Aries Wine & Spirit
Andrea Morales, Lauren Vasquez of RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen
Brandalyn and Warren Williams of WillYUM Spice