Empowered Women Chefs Series

The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University has launched a new lecture and culinary demonstration series focused on encouraging women to pursue successful careers in the male-dominated restaurant industry.

The Empowered Women Chefs Series will feature seven female culinary professionals who will discuss their careers and trends in the culinary field while also giving a demonstration. Funded by the Carl Perkins Non-Traditional Occupations Grant, the series will focus on providing inspiration and guidance for females aspiring to work in the restaurant industry, where only 21 percent of the jobs are held by women. With the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute’s student body at approximately 65 percent female, the series hopes to provide aspiring women chefs with industry role models and with tips for navigating challenges in the industry.

Previous guest chefs of the series have included Allison Richard, Meg Bickford, Susan Spicer, Anne Kearney, Felicia Suzanne Willet, Holly Goetting, Nina Compton and Jackie Blanchard.

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT EMPOWERED WOMEN CHEFS SERIES DEMO!

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to hillary.charpentier@nicholls.edu to secure your seat.