With females representing only 7 percent of executive chefs and restaurant owners in the U.S., Big Time Restaurant Group Executive Chef/Partner Lisabet Summa is teaming up with filmmaker Joanna James, to promote women in Florida’s hospitality industry. The two are hosting a screening of “A Fine Line,” which chronicles the experiences of James’ mother, Valerie James, as a chef/owner for the past 30 years. The film is also supported by the stories of other contemporary female chefs, including: Dominique Crenn, Barbara Lynch, Lidia Bastianich, Cat Cora, and more.
The panel discussion, screening, and cocktail party, “SOFLO Femmes in Food & Film,” will take place on Monday, June 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Tower Club in the Region’s Bank Building at 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale. The event proceeds will provide needed funding for the development and mentoring of organizations that support women in the hospitality industry.
Tickets and additional information available HERE.