Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Closing Night Celebration
North America's top women in food and beverage will gather for the WCR - Women Chefs & Restaurateurs National Conference and 25th Anniversary Celebration for two days of speakers, panels, education and mentor sessions a cooking competition and festivities.
Please join us for the Closing Night Celebration at the historic Old Milwaukee Road Depot in the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, where over twenty local female chefs and restaurateurs will be featuring a delectable array of thoughtfully prepared bites and cocktails, showcasing the amazing talent, food and beverage we have in this region.
This year's conference theme, Women Speak: Curating the Future of Food, explores how women are shaping the industry and offers invaluable learnings for females in the culinary industry. Themes covered in the conference include restaurant culture and harassment in the workplace, representing the female voice, building a personal brand, and female entrepreneurs, as well as more trend-focused topics like cooking with heirloom grains, sustainable seafood, beer pairings, innovations in produce, and more.
Jillian Forte | At Sara's Table Chester Creek | Duluth, MN
Kim Bartmann | Bryant Lake Bowl | Minneapolis
Maddie Wilson | Travail and Pig Ate My Pizza | Robbinsdale, MN
Nettie Colon | Red Hen Gastrolab | Minneapolis
Carol March, Madison Restaurant Group | Handsome Hog | St. Paul
Carrie McCabe-Johnston | Nightingale | Minneapolis
Sarah Peterson | Kyatchi | Minneapolis and St. Paul
Tammy Wong | Rainbow Chinese | Minneapolis
Laura Bonicelli | Bonicelli Kitchen | Minneapolis
Anne Saxton, Katie Kyle | The Draft Horse | Minneapolis
Julie Wellman, Alissa Barthel, Heidi Ochsner | Punk Rawk Labs | Minneapolis
Lisa Carlson & Carrie Summer | Chef Shack | Minneapolis
Switchel and Wendi Winkler Bloody Mary (sharing table)??
Margaret Doran | Margauxs Table | White Bear Lake, MN
Karyn Tomlinson | Corner Table | Minneapolis, MN
Featured Pastry Chefs:
Kate Romanski | MN Nice Cream | Minneapolis
Dulce Monterrubio | Dulceria Bakery | Minneapolis
Anne Spaeth | The Lynhall | Minneapolis
Kathryn Goodpaster, Elizabeth Rose | Rose Street Patisserie and Patisserie 46 |Minneapolis
Patti Heimbold | Patti's Granola | Minneapolis
Tina Rexing | T-Rex Cookies | Minneapolis
Anne Roach Andrus | Honey & Rye Bakehouse | St. Louis Park, MN
Founded in 1993, WCR is a nonprofit organization that works to promote and enhance the education, advancement, and connection of women in food, beverage, and hospitality businesses across the world.
Old Milwaukee Road Depot, Renaissance Minneapolis (View)
25 3rd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55401