WOMEN WHO INSPIRE AWARDS

 

Women Who Inspire Awards is a hallmark of the WCR organization. The winners are chosen by the members of WCR and awards are given to the women of the culinary world that have inspired and instigated change in the culinary landscape. The 2016 award nominations are now closed.

Award Categories

WCR Barbara Tropp Golden Knife Award
Award recognizing a lifetime of culinary excellence and honoring a woman who has made exceptional and lasting contributions to the foodservice industry.
2016 AWARD WINNER
Karen Trilevsky, Entrepreneur and Founder Full Bloom Baking Company, San Francisco, California

WCR Golden Glass Award
Recognizing distinction in the dining room or beverage profession and honoring a woman whose front-of-the-house management skills, beverage service and/or production demonstrates a commitment to excellence.
2016 AWARD WINNER
Bella Lantsman, Chinois on Main, Santa Monica, California

WCR Golden Bowl Award
Recognizing excellence in baking and pastry arts and honoring a woman whose skill in the baking and pastry arts inspires others.
2016 AWARD WINNER
Della Gossett, Spago, Beverly Hills, California

WCR Golden Whisk Award
Recognizing excellence in the kitchen and honoring a woman whose passion and excellence as a chef or cook serves as a role model for others.
2016 AWARD WINNER
Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn San Francisco, California

WCR Golden Hand Award
Recognizing outstanding contributions to society and honoring a woman whose contributions in community or civic affairs have made a strong impact on the lives of others.
2016 AWARD WINNER
Sharon Hapton, Soup Sisters,Calgary, Alberta, Canada

WCR Golden Pencil Award
Recognizing dedication to teaching that is making a difference to the culinary world and honoring a woman who inspires her students to achieve both technically and creatively.
2016 AWARD FINALISTS
Kirsten Dixon, Within the Wild, Anchorage, Alaska

The Laurey Masterton Golden Amulet Award
Recognizing women entrepreneurs in the foodservice industry (including farmers, artisanal producers, and up-and-comers). A trailblazing entrepreneur herself, Laurey proudly wore (and sold) amulets containing 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey, the amount made by one worker bee in her lifetime.
2016 AWARD FINALISTS
Sal Howell, River Café and Boxwood, Calgary Alberta, Canada

 

2015 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Barbara Tropp President’s Award
Sylvia Weinstock, Sylvia Weinstock Cakes, NYC
WCR Golden Whisk Award
Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy, NYC
WCR Golden Goblet Award
Becky Harris, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Virginia
WCR Golden Fork Award
Georgette Farkas, Rotisserie Georgette, NYC
WCR Golden Bowl Award
Gina DePalma, Pastry Chef, NYC
WCR Golden Plow Award
Elaine Boland, Fields of Athenry Farm, Virginia
Educator of the Year
Linda Carucci, Cookbook Author and Educator, Oakland, California
WCR Community Service Award
Barbara Dodson, Calvary’s Women’s Services, Washington DC
WCR Laurey Masterton Golden Amulet Award
Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu, Cherry Bombe Magazine, NYC