Learn and Grow with the Great Women
of the Culinary World

Renowned chefs, television personalities, authors, restaurateurs and culinary experts join us each year to share their knowledge and experience during our National Conference.

 

Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich

Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons

Carla Hall

Carla Hall

Elizabeth Faulkner

Elizabeth Falkner

Special thanks to the many talented speakers, chefs, and presenters, who traveled from near and far to join us in Los Angeles, April 17&18, 2016 – Sophie Gayot, Elizabeth Blau, Dominique Crenn, Mei Lin, Devin Alexander, Barbara Lazaroff, Mary Sue Milliken, Sherry Yard, Ina Pinkney, Nora Poillon, Tracey Singleton, Nyesha Arrington, Brooke Williamson, Fran Bigelow, Kim Bartmann, Mary Wagstaff, Jan Buhrman, Amanda Cohen and many, many more.

 

“The WCR conference excels at covering all aspects of the food and hospitality industry: master classes and speakers; camaraderie and memorable conversation; insight into industry innovation. It celebrates and validates the strength and success of women in our profession. I come away feeling re-energized and this, in turn, I take into the classroom with new intention and a fresh perspective.”

– Sue McWilliams, Chef Instructor | Montgomery County, MD

Without exaggeration, the WCR conferences have changed my life! Thought provoking and inspiring, so many incredibly talented individuals that I now call friends. They and what we work for, remind me every day to think big, outside the box, and that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

– Patricia M. Koyich, Owner IL Sogno Restaurant, Instructor for Hospitality & Tourism at SAIT Polytechnic | Calgary, Alberta, Canada


2016 WCR Conference Sponsors