Hurrah! Jessica Botta, Sheila Crye, Carl Hall, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Tambra Raye Stevenson, Ellen Kassoff and Erinn Tucker
Jessica Botta is pursuing her Master of Arts in Food Studies at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. As the university moves back toward in person learning in the fall, Jessica will be dividing her time between DC and New York.
Sheila Crye interviewed chef, teacher and cookbook author, Jacques Pépin, for the International Association of Culinary Professionals. The video was recorded and is accessible to members via the IACP website.
Johanna Mendelson Forman will speak at the virtual World Food Travel Association Summit, FoodTrex on April 16. She will discuss “Gastrodiplomacy 101” An Introduction to Nation-Branding for Travel Professionals. (Use code knr338 for discount). Additionally, she is the featured speaker for The Oxford Food Symposium’s April 22 edition of “Kitchen Table Dialogues”, discussing whether the kitchen remains the new venue of foreign policy.
Salamander Resort and Spa hosted Carla Hall at Harimanns Virginia Piedmont Grill for a sold-out Sunday Supper March 29.
Tambra Raye Stevenson celebrated the fifth Anniversary of WANDA by launching the WANDA Fellowship to fund, mentor, and provide twelve week field experience in partnership with Good Food Markets in its upcoming Ward 8 location. This week she was invited to speak on racial equality in food and nutrition as part of National Public Health Week at Drexel University. She is the original author and spokesperson of the Black Health Bill of Rights launching this month by the national Council of Black Health.
Ellen Kassoff and Erinn Tucker were honored by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington during Women’s History Month for their professionalism and tireless work in our community.
Les Dames d'Escoffier DC
LDEI is the premier organization of influential professional women who are committed to the advancement of education and philanthropy in food, beverage and hospitality for the good of the global community.