We talked to two very different restaurateurs to find out more: Joanne Chang, an Ivy League mathematician-turned-pastry chef (chef/owner Flour, Myers + Chang), and the inimitable Barbara Lynch, a self-taught Southie who in 2014 became just the second woman to win a James Beard Award (CEO, Barbara Lynch Gruppo).
Boston Is Home To An Unusual Number of Female Chef’s – Meet The Women Running Our Restaurant Scene
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure,” Julia Child once said. “In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” Whether she was gleefully whacking apart a chicken or drizzling a bit more cream into a dish, Child’s “what-the-hell” attitude made her America’s first kitchen superstar. It also made her a beloved fixture in Boston, where she lived for over three decades. Today, the city’s restaurant scene has a unique attribute: In what is still a heavily male-dominated industry, many of Boston’s top restaurateurs are women. Is this Julia’s doing?
A COUPLE GENERATIONS OF SMART, TALENTED WOMEN HAVE HELPED TURN THIS CITY INTO A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL CHEFS.