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10 Game Changing Female Chefs

Jacky Hayward | Chef's Blade

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these 10 famous female chefs!



“I know it doesn’t make sense, and I don’t understand it. But it is consistently the case: Women are better cooks. They approach food differently,” says Mario Batali, celebrity chef and owner of Babbo, in Bill Buford’s Book Heat.


Women certainly don’t have it easy in the kitchen though. In a predominantly male dominated industry, female chefs are still an exception, but women are moving to stake their claim as the best out there. The Culinary Institute of America, the nation’s premier culinary school, didn’t accept women until 1970, but now 44% of its students (out of 3,000) are women. As we enter Women’s History Month, we want to celebrate 10 outstanding female chefs who have pushed their field, made way for other female chefs, and have created delicious food.


Let’s meet some of these famous women!→