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8 Female Chefs Slaying The Culinary World

These ladies are killing it in the kitchen.

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Stephanie Izard

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From competing on Top Chef to winning the Beard award for Best Chef Great Lakes in 2013, Izard has become a star in the Chicago culinary scene. On top of 3 successful restaurants (including Girl & the Goat), she's also rumored to be launching a magazine and is looking for editors... Where do we apply?

Dominique Crenn

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From becoming the first woman to earn two Michelin Stars in the U.S. (awarded to her restaurant Atelier Crenn) to being named the World's Best Female Chef, Crenn has risen to international fame. She regularly speaks about issues facing female chefs and knows how to masterfully shut down sexist questions.

Maria Hines

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Hines has taken the farm-to-table trend to a whole new level. Her dedication to local, sustainable food led her restaurant Tilth to become the second certified organic restaurant in the country.

Christina Tosi

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After joining the Momofuku team to write the food safety plan, David Chang quickly realized the talent that Tosi had to offer. She is now the chef, owner, and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar, as well as a judge on Masterchef and Masterchef Junior.

Niki Nakayama

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Nakayma's inventive take on kaiseki has her considered a master of the traditional Japanese cooking - a title only very few women can boast. Her restaurant, n/naka, was even featured on Netflix's Chef's Table!

Barbara Lynch

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Lynch may not have finished high school, but as the second woman to be awarded Outstanding Restauranteur by the James Beard Foundation and owner of nine culinary businesses (including Menton, No 9 Park, B&G Oysters, and Sportello in Boston), she seems to be doing just fine. She's even trying to open a bank for women!

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