Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) 23rd Annual National Conference
two days of mentor sessions, panel discussions, cooking competitions and celebrations April 17 – 18 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
The nation’s top culinary and hospitality talent will gather for the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) 23rd Annual National Conference for two days of mentor sessions, panel discussions, cooking competitions and celebrations April 17 – 18 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. This year’s theme, “Imagine Your Dreams and Ignite the Future,” will offer valuable strategies for women to develop their hospitality careers and maximize opportunities, and will cover a range of topics including social media, artisanal milling, GMOs, equal pay, advances in kitchen technology and much more. Registration is now open.
This year’s conference boasts a Who’s Who of groundbreaking leaders in hospitality including WCR founding members Barbara Lazaroff and Mary Sue Milliken; Dominique Crenn, Mei Lin, Sherry Yard, Nyesha Arrington, Nancy Silverton, Brooke Williamson and many more.
Talent Talks: First-person perspectives from top industry leaders including James Beard Award winner Bricia Lopez, Guckenheimer’s Chief Innovation Officer, Helen Kennen; and Google’s Executive Pastry Chef, Pauline Lam
Breakout Sessions: Intimate educational seminars and demos covering everything from butchery to artisanal milling, understanding contracts to creating a profitable, modern day wine list, mixology trends to sustainability and more.
Fourth Annual WCR Food Games: Celebrity Chef Coaches Nyesha Arrington and Mei Lin lead three teams in three rounds of exciting competition for best use of a secret ingredient. Renowned chefs Nancy Silverton and Brooke Williamson will be among the judges who decide which team will reign supreme.
Grub Crawls: Three tempting food-filled journeys through L.A.’s top, gastronomic neighborhoods – Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Mid-City/Fairfax District with stops at Grand Central Market, Musso & Frank, Joan’s on Third and many more.
Opening Night Kick-Off Party: Guests are welcomed to eat, drink and be merry while taking in the coastal beauty of Santa Monica’s Annenberg Beach House
“Women Who Inspire” Awards Gala: Hosted by Food Network’s Waylynn Lucas and Ron Ben-Israel, these awards fete the best and brightest while guests indulge on gourmet delights on the legendary New York Street backlot at Hollywood’s historical Paramount Pictures Studios
For more information, pricing, and to registers to attend the WCR 23rd Annual National Conference, visit http://womenchefs.org/wcr-conference/. For specialty rates at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City during the conference, visit this link. Guests may also call (866) 329-1010 and identify themselves as an attendee of the WCR 2016 Annual Convention by using the code, WC1. The specialty room-rate deadline is March 31, 2016.