Be A Girl - Episode 1 - Brigade
Some of the stats
Women make up a little over 50% of students graduating culinary schools
Women make-up over 50% of total foodservice employees
Somewhere between 30%-50% of back-of-house employees are
27% of line cooks are ladies
19% of chefs are ladies
7% of head or executive chefs are ladies
“28 Pie Charts That Show Female Representation in Food” by Amanda Kludt
We've been working on this season since January of 2018. It all started by reading a book...
Taking the Heat: Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen by Deborah Ann Harris and Patti Giuffre
And then I (Katy) spent several months reading things on the internet, overthinking everything going on at work, and stewing before finally deciding to start the podcast. Check out some of the articles that inspired this first season.
“When Male Chefs Fear the Specter of ‘Women’s Work’” by Meg McCarron
“A Day In the Life of a Line Cook at One of NYC's Fanciest Restaurants” by Amanda Shapiro
“The Chefs We Don’t See” by Meg McCarron