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

Thank you for visiting the WCR – Women Chefs & Restaurateurs web-site landing page. We are going through some growing pains as we upgrade our software and site navigation, and we apologize for the temporary down time. We are aware of the odd e-mails that you may have received from our old site, and ask that you just delete and disregard. Please bear with us during this transition, and stay connected with us through Facebook (WCR – Women Chefs and Restaurateurs – Official Group Page,) Twitter and Instagram @wcrwomenchefs. For now, check out the footage from the amazing Chicago conference (March 2014,) and SAVE THE DATE for New York – April 19-20, 2015! Looking forward to reconnecting soon! Stay tuned for our whole new look, schedule of events and scholarship announcements.


Elizabeth Falkner

President, WCR – Women Chefs & Restaurateurs

2014 WCR Conference Video

Congratulations Women Who Inspire Award Winners

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


Congratulations Micki Weinberg, the generous cruise donation grand prize winner of the WCR Culinary Challenge from Holland America Line!!


Barbara Tropp Tribute