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Women In Restaurants


The foodie industry is starting to boom, especially in and around Charlotte. TIME magazine's recent story “The Gods of Food” was noted by many for what was missing - goddesses. Among the list, there were no female chefs. A graphic of major culinary influences also lacked any women. Some chefs and food lovers were angered, others simply said, “so, what's new?” But, what is the market like in Charlotte for female chefs? What about women restaurant owners? We talk with local female restaurant professionals to find out what's going on here.

Fran Scibelli
- Owner, Chef of Fran's Filling Station
Juli Luna - Owner, Chef of Luna's Living Kitchen
Helen Schwab - Food Critic at the Charlotte Observer