National Restaurant Association: See How Dynamic Women are Leading the Restaurant Industry


See How Dynamic Women are Leading the Restaurant Industry

National Restaurant Association multimedia series celebrates Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Restaurant Association is recognizing the contributions of many dynamic women, who through their vision, hard work and dedication, have achieved success in restaurants and made the industry a leader in the national economy.

Watch the #RestaurantsWork Women’s History Month video:

“Restaurant jobs provide opportunities for women of all backgrounds and experience levels, helping them gain the experience they need to jumpstart careers,” said Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO, National Restaurant Association. “In restaurants, women have the ability to advance toward management or executive positions more quickly than most other industries.”

“We are enormously proud of the leadership role that women play in the restaurant business, showcasing our industry as one of endless opportunity,” she continued. “We salute the leaders who have helped build this industry, as well as every woman working in the industry today who is making a positive impact on her community.”

During the month of March, the National Restaurant Association is recognizing women leaders through a series of videos, profiles and social media and digital content, all housed on the newly launched site.

Did you know ‘¦

There are more women in management and ownership positions in the restaurant industry than any other industry: 45% of restaurant managers are women compared to an average of 38% in other industries.
More than half of U.S. restaurants are owned or co-owned by women, and women-owned businesses are growing at a faster rate than the overall restaurant industry.
61% of women have worked in the restaurant industry, and 37% of women say the first job they ever held was in a restaurant, providing a first start and career advancement for millions of people.
92% of women who have worked in a restaurant say the industry is a good place to get a first job and learn valuable skills.

Kudos to these local and active female chefs!

Chef/Partner Deborah Schneider – SOL Cucina
Chef/Proprietor Gabbi Patrick – Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen
Chef/Proprietor Zov Karamardian – Zov’s
Chef/Proprietor Cathy Pavlos – Lucca and Provenance
Chef de Cuisine Carli Savedre – Old Vine Cafe
Garde Manger Sous Chef Stacy Walters – Hyatt HB
Chef de Cuisine Niki Starr – Mesa
Chef/Proprietor Katie Averill-Martin – Eat Street Culinary School
Chef/Proprietor Jenny Ross – 118 degrees
Chef/Proprietor Shachi Mehra – Adya
Chef/Proprietor Jill Sklaroff Lawrence – Culinary Campus
Chef/Proprietor Stephanie Morgan – Seabirds
Chef/Proprietor Lindsay Smith-Rosales – Nirvana Grill
Chef/Partner Gina Galvan – Mood for Food Brand Group
Chef/Partner Louise Solzman – Delius
Chef/Instructor Jennifer Minichello – Art Institute of California – Orange County

& Many other women working behind the scenes making the industry great.