America failed to elect the country's first female president in November. And while the country readies for a new leader and sorts through the areas where the nation needs improvement, it's important to reflect on small signs of progress. Don't just focus on government, as even Chicago's culinary scene provides hope as more and more women are grabbing opportunities to lead kitchen staff.
These women come from a variety of backgrounds and wield a variety of skills. Some are chef/partners who don't just run the kitchen—they run all aspects of the restaurant. Some are immigrants and have enriched the country by sharing a spark of the culture through cuisine. Others are native Chicagoans, living the dream of opening a restaurant in their hometown.
Check out this list of women chefs that are crushing it in Chicago. These chefs not only are currently cooking up a storm, but they're also creating opportunities for other women to follow. Listed in alphabetical order.Read More