It is important to raise the issue of the role of women chefs in America’s restaurants over and over.
This time it is a Denver Post article about the dearth of women leading restaurants:
Despite a steady and sustained rise in the ranks of female culinary students, very few women end up in restaurant kitchens. Only 15 percent of “chefs and head cooks” nationwide are women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The best quote is from Horton:
You need a tough skin. But I don’t think I ever thought I needed to develop a tough skin because I was a woman. I needed a tough skin because I was going to be a chef.
The article reminds us of how strong women who make it in the restaurant industry are, and how much further women can go. Click here to read the full article.