WCR has made an impact on my life because female support is especially important in a male dominated business such as the restaurant industry. Through WCR women have the chance both to serve as mentors and to seek out mentors who can provide support for the unique issues we face including the physical pace required of chefs, the compromises to family life that are required, and the mental fortitude for typically being one of only a few women on staff.

– Carla Hall, Co-host of ABC’s popular “The Chew”

WCR Community events support, educate, and promote members professionally. We provide local, regional, and national networking opportunities.


Networking and Growth

WCR Events provide opportunities to meet other culinary women at our local, regional and national events.


Plug In

Opportunity to mentor, network and exchange ideas with other area members


Membership Directory

A tremendous networking tool, puts you in touch with the most respected and influential women chefs and restaurateurs in the industry

Find Events and Start Networking

WCR mentors, and supports female students and professionals throughout their career through scholarship opportunities

Apply for Available Scholarships



“WCR provides the network and resources for women in all aspects of the culinary industry to find answers, support and encouragement. From the annual conference to the website to the educational/mentoring programs – my career has been greatly enhanced by the many connections WCR has afforded me. “

– Mary Sue Milliken

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors