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?
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