Breaking the Mold: Women in Restaurant Kitchens

6:00 p.m.

For decades, professional kitchens and restaurants were almost exclusively the domain of male chefs. In recent years, women have come to the forefront as food writers, entrepreneurs and professional chefs. The New School marks 100 years from the birth of Julia Child, a woman who played a leading role in the development of American cuisine, by celebrating female chefs and their work. The event explores gender and professional cooking, asking crucial questions about the role of women in professional kitchens, their work opportunities, and obstacles they might face in their careers. Has the situation changed, or do men still set the rules? 

Speakers include:


  • Heather Carlucci, chef at Print restaurant
  • Mona Talbott, founding director and executive chef of the Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome
  • Cheryl Smith, chef at Cheryl’s Global Soul and host of the Food Network's show, Melting Pot
  • Sue Torres, Gourmet Latino tastemaster and chef at Sueños restaurant
  • Charlotte Druckman, journalist 

Sponsored by the Food Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement and Gourmet Latino.


Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

$5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID at the door or at the Box Office.

Box Office Information:

Single event purchases can be made online at any time at the New School Box Office. Series and discounted tickets must still be made in person or over the phone at The New School Box Office at 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday-Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Friday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office opens the first day of classes and closes after the last paid event of each semester. Reservations and inquiries can be made by emailing or calling 212.229.5488.

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