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Women in Culinary Leadership


NBC James Beard Vermilion
womens program interview

AVS - Launch of Women
in Culinary Leadership

CBS News interview with Dey on being an entrepreneur
  Politico Second Acts
Panel (video)
  NBC Rock Center
Women Networking

WOMEN IN CULINARY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: Vermilion restaurateur Rohini Dey and Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation, launched the Women in Culinary Leadership program on Sept. 18 2012 with a panel of Martha Stewart, Lidia Bastianich, Susan Ungaro (President James Beard Foundation), Dorothy Hamilton (President International Culinary Center, Rohini Dey, and moderator Martha Teichner (CBS news). This James Beard Foundation Vermilion WICL program raises funding to support a year-long or six month training program for women to build their chef, restaurateur and entrepreneurship leadership and management skills across both the front and back of the house.
Media release: PDF DOC


Chicago Rohini Dey, Vermilion Restaurants
Seattle Tom Douglas, Tom Douglas Restaurants
Chicago Kevin Brown, CEO Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
Chicago Donald Madia, One Off Hospitality
Chicago Homaru Cantu, Moto Restaurant
Chicago Kevin Boehm, Boka Restaurant Group
Louisville Anthony Lamas, Seviche


Cocktails, Panel & Dinner with Gail Simmons, Dana Cowin, Kristen Kish, Michael White, Susan Ungaro & Rohini Dey

  CHEFS FOR WOMEN: Ten celebrity chefs have partnered with Vermilion and the James Beard Foundation to support the WICL scholarship by featuring their marquis items at Vermilion NYC & Chicago. Additional collaborations with the CFW chefs include providing internship opportunities and building traction to the cause of promoting women in culinary.

Media release: PDF DOC

Press on Women in Culinary Leadership (WICL)
& Chefs for Women (CFW)

Women's Health Magazine, Secrets of Success

Eater National, Top Quotes from Panel

James Beard Blog, WICL at Vermilion

Daily News, Susan Ungaro

WNBC video, Susan Ungaro

Crain's Op-Ed Dey

Chicago Public Radio interview

More Magazine Second Acts

Politico Second Acts Panel

James Beard Foundation Board of Trustees

James Beard Foundation National Advisory Board

Diplomatic Culinary Partnership of the U.S. State Department culinary leaders of American Chef Corp

National Restaurant Association blog on a Top Women in Food panel Secrets of Success

Video of WICL cook off video

Huffington Post skewering the gastro ceiling

Huffington Post women networking

NBC James Beard Vermilion womens program interview

Wall Street Journal Supporting women leaders

Crain's New York Hope for female foodies

CBS News Interview with Dey, women entrepreneurs

JBF Vermilion Chefs for Women Media release: Beard Bites

Chefs for Women

JBF Vermilion Women in Culinary Media release: Women in Culinary Leadership Program

JBF Vermilion WICL Cookoff media release

JBF Blog - Rohini Dey & JBF Womens partnership: Q&A With Rohini Dey

Womenetics interview

JBF Vermilion WIC Leadership evening photos

JBF Vermilion WIC Leadership evening photos

AVS here video link of WICL launch event - Vermilion Launches Women in Culinary Program

Chicago Sun Times (Cheers) Cheers!

The Braiser, interview Rohini Dey (women's leadership)

Susan Ungaro, President JBF interview village voice

Susan Ungaro, President JBF interview superchef

Eater Chefs for Women

The Blogger Connection Foodie Friday: Can You Tell When A Dish Is Prepared By A Woman Chef? (VIDEO)

Beard Bites Beard Bites Vol. 7, Issue 20

Food Blogs Miz Chef

Du Jour

Superchef James Beard Foundation Vermilion Women in Culinary Scholarship