When it comes to cooking, there is a stereotype about it being for women. While there are many women that do choose to cook, there are so many men that also choose to do the same. Just look at some of the world’s most famous chefs. It has easily become just as much a man’s world as it was a woman’s.
All of this aside, we want to take a moment to celebrate some of history’s greatest chefs that have changed the world of cooking, giving way to some of the world’s most well-known chefs that continue to change the game.
6 female chefs you ought to know about
In case the world was not already aware of who Julia Child was, Meryl Streep’s fantastic portrayal of the chef got the job done. Julia Child revolutionised French cuisine and brought it to America. Her cookbooks have simplified so many complex recipes and made home cooking all the easier. She was also the first celebrity chef and first TV chef.
When Clare first walked into Gordan Ramsay’s kitchen, he said shoe would never last. Fast forward to today and she has earned three Michelin stars. Not only did she prove the great Gordan Ramsay wrong, but she also managed to make quite the name for herself in the process.
Spanish chef Elena Arzak comes from a long line of female chefs and is continuing her family’s legacy. With the help of her family, she has been able to work on her skill and excel in the world of cooking. She now works at the highest-ranking restaurant in Spain, Arzak, and works alongside her father.
Cristeta Comerford was the White House’s first female executive chef, also the first to belong to a minority group. She had started studying food technology but was deported before she could continue it. As soon as she was able to, she started working in kitchens and has added Le Ciel, Westin Hotel, Le Grande Bistro, Le Ciel, and Sheraton to her resume.
While Nadia Santini may be an award-winning chef, she never received official training. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Best Female Chef of 2013 has since married. Her spouse’s family is in the restaurant business and own Del Pescotore, a three Michelin-starred restaurant and was the female Italian chef to accomplish this.
April Bloomfield wanted to join the police force, and when she could not, she decided to tag along when her sister went to culinary school. She discovered her talent and potential, going on to study at the Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies. She has experience in many well-known kitchens and as a result has worked with many different techniques and styles.
These restaurants include Bibendum, River Café, Kensington Place and Chez Panisse. She has also opened her own restaurants, each with two stars, namely The Breslin Bar & Dining Room and The Spotted Pig.
Over the years, the world of Bingo in Sweden and of cooking has been dominated by so many female forces. Of course, there is no denying the role of male chefs in it all. Either way you choose to look at it, the culinary world is booming and resulting in some impressive culinary delights.