A Fine Line explores why only 6% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women. Hear from world-renowned chefs, including Dominique Crenn, April Bloomfield, Lidia Bastianich, Cat Cora, and Boston's very own Barbara Lynch. Focusing on the personal story of small-town local restaurateur Valerie James, a single mother with the odds stacked mightily high against her, the documentary tackles timely issues of women's rights and gender equality. It's an uplifting story on perseverance, the entrepreneurial spirit, and how food connects us all.
Join us for a screening of the documentary with a lively panel of chef/entrepreneurs, the film's director, and women well-versed in strategies for empowerment. Questions from the floor are encouraged!
But food isn't the only industry less than receptive to women entrepreneurs! Aspiring and experienced female entrepreneurs are invited to keep the conversation going at a fixed price Sunday night supper, hosted at restaurants in Boston and Cambridge, including Porto, Teranga, Craigie on Main, Myers + Chang, Mei Mei, Pagu, and Les Sablons.
We'll have a "table host" at each location, and plan to seat dinner guests at tables for eight to maximize the conversation flow.
Register for the free film screening and purchase tickets at the link provided. If you have questions, or need to make a reservation over the phone, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended for: Grade 12 and adults
Sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies
Director of A Fine Line: A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen
James Beard Award Winning Chef; Chef/Owner of Trade, Salonki, and Porto; Former Chef/Owner of Rialto
Owner and Former Chef, Val's Restaurant
President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, Inc. and Author of 21 Steps for Women to Win
Executive Director of the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation and The Babson Social Innovation Lab
In conversation with Louisa Kasdon, President at The Food Voice: New England Hub for Progressive Food
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