These famous women chefs got together to celebrate their triumphs in food and explained how #MeToo is changing the culinary industry.
“I’m hoping it’s giving a lot more women that want to cook, and want to be a part of cooking, permission to become a part of the field, to come out and cook and do whatever. Grill chicken, bake cake, wait on tables, bus tables. Be a general manager, food stylist. Just become a part of the industry,” explained chef and TV personality Alex Guarnaschelli.
The industry’s best chefs gathered at the NYC Wine and Food Festival “Supper is Served” event, which was a celebration of women in the culinary industry and beyond.
“[The changes are] slow, you know. But I think we’re all starting to fight more than talk, and that’s bad,” said chef and television host Rachael Ray, when asked about the #MeToo movement. “So hopefully the food and drink will break that up a little, and loosen us all up so we can listen to each other.”
The food star-packed event was hosted by Ray, Guarnaschelli, and Giada De Laurentiis who hosts her own show on the Food Network, as well as Tarana Burke, the creator of the #MeToo movement.