Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
The Premier Organization for
Women in the Culinary Industry.
Founded in 1993 by eight of the nation’s top women chefs and restaurateurs, WCR celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a current membership of thousands of women, offering a variety of opportunities for professional development, advocacy and mentorship.
Today, WCR membership ranges from culinary students, line cooks, pastry chefs, and executive chefs to educators, food writers, farmers, media professionals, culinary consultants, wine experts, food stylists and many more who have a passion for supporting the women in the culinary industry.
Become a member of WCR and connect with the world’s top Chefs, Sommeliers, Restaurateurs, Makers, Farmers and Industry Leaders.
WCR Membership provides opportunities for Connection, Education and Inspiration.
Connect with Women in Food & Beverage
We celebrate a curiosity
and love for food through
We make a positive impact
on food and career
mentorship and advocacy.
We generate professional
business headlines that
promote the value of
female leadership in the
As one of the founders of WCR, I am extremely proud of how far the organization has come and the important role it plays for professional women in our industry. WCR is an organization with a strong network of support that emphasizes the sharing of ideas to help stimulate growth of women in the culinary field. Education, confidence and hard work are the key to success in any industry but when coupled with a membership to an organization such as WCR, the road to success can be much more defined.
- Lidia Bastianich – Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur
There is a Place for Everyone at Our Table...
Together We Can Make Even More Happen
Students, Seasoned Professionals, Friends and Supporters of Women in Food & Beverage
All Memberships Include These Benefits
-Listing In and Full-Access to the Online Membership Directory
-Opportunity for Recognition through WCR’s Social Media Channels
-May Apply for WCR Scholarship, Internship and Mentorship Programs
-Opportunities to Connect with Industry Leaders
-Invitations to WCR Events and the Support to Create One in Your Community
-Exclusive Discounts from WCR Sponsors
-Reduced Rates to attend National and Regional Conferences and Events
Together We Can Make Even More Happen.
Learn with Scholarships and Mentors
The WCR Scholarship program was built to encourage, guide and grow individuals on both personal and professional levels. Seasoned culinary experts offer their expertise and wisdom to our members through mentorship programs. These scholarships are only open to members, and professional and corporate members have no registration fees.