Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Chetna Macwan
Chefs / Indian / Women's History Month

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Chetna Macwan

Women’s History Month is over, but I have decided to keep this series going because there are so many still relatively unknown and unsung women chefs/cooks/food entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia food scene. I feel like they could use more attention and you should know about them. So, if you or someone you know should be … Continue reading

Sisterly Love Collective Hosts Inaugural Women’s History Month Event
Events / Women's History Month

Sisterly Love Collective Hosts Inaugural Women’s History Month Event

The Sisterly Love Collective (part of Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia), chaired by local luminaries Jezabel Careaga, Jennifer Carroll, Jill Weber, Ellen Yin, and Executive Director, Robin Broughton Smith, is hosting “Sisterly Love Work / Shop” in partnership with The Deacon in recognition of Women’s History Month. The summit and reception, a first of its kind … Continue reading

Candace McQueen: The Cheesecake Queen
Baked Goods / Food Startups / Women's History Month

Candace McQueen: The Cheesecake Queen

Candace McQueen didn’t set out to be in the food business. But cooking was her late husband Jarredd’s passion. One day early in the pandemic, he decided to try his hand at making a cheesecake. It turned out so good; they knew it was something special. Then, he posted a picture of it on social … Continue reading

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Anna Lee
Chefs / Women's History Month

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Anna Lee

Today, I’m featuring yet another accomplished, award-winning chef in Philadelphia you should know. Anna Lee-Lendvay has worked in the culinary arts and hospitality industry for a long time, but you might not have heard her name before. I’m happy to shine a light on her culinary history and current projects so that you can get … Continue reading

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Georgeann Leaming
Chefs / Women's History Month

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Georgeann Leaming

Georgeann Leaming should need no introduction, as I have written about her a few times in the past, but guess what? I’m going to write about her again!  Chef Leaming is no stranger to the Philly Food Scene, where she co-owned two acclaimed Philadelphia eateries, Suppa in Northern Liberties and Samwich in South Philly. The latter earned Best … Continue reading

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Tonii Hicks
Chefs / Women's History Month

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Tonii Hicks

Chef Tonii Hicks is a busy lady! This enterprising young chef is making bold moves and is a name you’ll likely hear more in the future. Chef Tonii got her start through the C-CAP program in Philadelphia. C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program) is a workforce development nonprofit that provides underserved teens a pathway to success. She … Continue reading

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Lila Colello
Chefs / Gluten Free / Women's History Month

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Lila Colello

I’ve written about Chef Lila Colello many times before. The first article dates back over ten years ago and last summer, about the pop-up shop she ran in Narberth. Since her Celiac disease diagnosis many years ago, classically-trained pastry chef Lila has been helping gluten-free folks with fresh-made artisan bread, pastries, and other baked specialties. Her award-winning Flakely gluten-free baking operation … Continue reading

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Kiki Aranita
Chefs / Women's History Month

Women Chefs in Philadelphia You Should Know: Chef Kiki Aranita

If you recall a few years ago, I featured several badass women chefs in Philadelphia who are absolutely crushing it. I’m happy to say those women chefs are still kicking ass and taking names. In honor of Women’s History Month, I will feature some more women chefs in Philadelphia you should know. I won’t have … Continue reading

Badass Female Chefs of Philadelphia: Vegan Chefs Edition
Chefs / Women's History Month

Badass Female Chefs of Philadelphia: Vegan Chefs Edition

Today is MeatOut Day, which is a day that celebrates plant-based diets in various cities across the United States. The city of Philadelphia* has even proclaimed March 20th as a day to explore the vegan diet and to refrain from eating meat. Instead of featuring just one badass female chef today, I’m featuring the many … Continue reading

Badass Female Chefs of Philadelphia: Mary Hilbert of Mary’s Mobile Diner
Chefs / Women's History Month

Badass Female Chefs of Philadelphia: Mary Hilbert of Mary’s Mobile Diner

When I was thinking about another badass female chef to feature, I didn’t hesitate to think of my friend Mary Hilbert. You probably haven’t heard of her because she quietly goes about her business of being a badass female chef on her food truck, Mary’s Mobile Diner. This lady ain’t got time to be too … Continue reading