WE WELCOME YOU TO WCR

OUR MISSION

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“The mission of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs is to promote and enhance the education, advancement and connection of women in the culinary industry”

Now, more than ever, your membership and active participation are vital to the growth and success of the WCR mission. We are determined to spotlight successful women focused on the art and businesses of food and beverage, with the clear intention to support and promote our collective and individual career highlights.  We support better practices, global sustainability, organic movements, equal pay, and balance in work and life. And, together with your help, we can affect change in the way the media spotlights women in the industry, which will have a direct impact on all women in our industry.

As WCR fulfills its mission to educate and promote women in the restaurant industry, your voice and your support are needed. The active participation of women and men like you, whatever your role in the industry, will make our mission and goals come alive.

Together We Can Make Even More Happen!

MEMBER BENEFITS

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  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders

  • Listing in the online Membership Directory

  • Invitations to WCR Plug-In Events

  • Access to Members Only section of the WCR Web site

  • Opportunity to apply for the WCR Scholarships & Internship Program

  • Opportunity to attend National and Regional conferences at reduced member rates

  • Exclusive Member discounts with WCR Sponsors

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

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WCR programs and services are designed to make a difference

  • Plug In: Opportunity to mentor, network and exchange ideas with other area members

  • Scholarships and Internship Program: Educational opportunities for members to continue, enhance or redirect your restaurant career

  • Our New Online Membership Directory: A tremendous networking tool, puts you in touch with the most respected and influential chefs and restaurateurs as well as top F&B people in the industry

  • National Conference And Gala Awards: 2 days each year filled with master classes, culinary competition, parties and networking receptions.  The grand finale features the WCR Women Who Inspire Dinner and Awards.

CONFERENCE

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We are riding the momentum of our amazing 2014 conference in Chicago as we plan our 22nd annual national conference, where we will be zooming in on the concept of women in our industry “Taking a Bigger Bite” both professionally and personally, so we’re bringing it home to The Big Apple.  At the 2015 New York conference, WCR will spotlight new ways of garnering attention in your respective fields, an action plan to engage the media, communication highlights to maximize your social media tools, and many more ways to join forces and collectively ‘take a bigger bite.’ WCR will also celebrate the strides women are already taking to excel in their careers and exceed expectations.  

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AWARDS WINNERS & GALLERY

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Shelley Young – WCR Educator of the Year Award

Jesse Cool – WCR Barbara Tropp President’s Award

Ina Pinkney – WCR Golden Whisk Award

Jennifer Knowles – WCR Golden Goblet Service Award

Mary Beth Liccioni- WCR Golden Fork Award

Mindy Segal – WCR Golden Bowl Award


Winners not pictured:

WCR Community Service Award winner:  The late Laurey Masterton of Laurey’s, who gave her final salute 2/18/14, after a long battle with cancer.  A new award category was announced by the National Honey Board and will be given in her honor annually beginning in 2015.
WCR Golden Plow Award winner:  Helen Russell, of Equator Estate Coffee & Tea, San Rafael, California

holland-america-lineCongratulations Micki Weinberg, the generous cruise donation grand prize winner of the WCR Culinary Challenge from Holland America Line!!

SPONSORS

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WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

Elizabeth_headshotAt long last, I am thrilled to welcome you to the new, virtual home of WCR – Women Chefs & Restaurateurs.  It has been an intense labor of love, and I would like to personally thank you for your patience and continued support.  Our new look embodies the past/present/future movement of the WCR mission, and I can’t wait to give the logo a big screen debut in the Hudson Theatre of The Millennium Hotel during our National Conference in New York, April 18-20, 2015.  See you soon!

Elizabeth Falkner

WCR Board President

THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Bon Appetit Management Company

Lucky 21 - Sponsor

Callebaut

Lucky 21 - Sponsor

InterContinental

Lucky 21 - Sponsor

KitchenAid

Lucky 21- Sponsor

Food Arts

Platinum - Sponsor

Koerner

Platinum - Sponsor

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Gold - Sponsor

Breadcrumb

Gold - Sponsor

Chefwear

Gold - Sponsor

Driscoll's

Gold - Sponsor

Minor’s

Gold - Sponsor

The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley

Gold - Sponsor

Sysco

Gold - Sponsor

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