KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many say that if you’ve never worked in the restaurant industry — whether it’s washing dishes, serving, bartending or running the kitchen as head chef — you don’t truly know what it’s like.
On this episode of Chew Diligence, we add another layer on top of that: working as a woman in the food industry.
Three Kansas City women who do just that recently returned from two national events aimed at finding solutions for common problems women face in restaurants, from sexual harassment to maternity leave.
- Caitlin Corcoran, owner and general manager of Ça Va
- Anakaren Ibarra, cook at Rye KC
- Kara Anderson, executive chef at The Sundry
Other topics they tackle on this can’t-miss episode include balancing work and family, mental health, lack of human resources in restaurants, and feeling apologetic for personal needs outside of work, among others.
But, as always — #FirstTheFood. This week Jill shared her experience at Broadmoor Bistro, a culinary program for high school students, where she dined at their homecoming dinner.
@broadmoorbistro kicked off the culinary school year with a special Homecoming menu with program alum @themadamecroque at the helm and @powellgardens produce on the plate! Especially check out kale, tomatoes, peppers and herbs. Heartland Harvest Garden CSA coordinator Haley Drake got a kick out of seeing what chef had in store for her veggies. #vegetables #culinarylife #culinaryarts #culinaryschool #farmtotable #seedtoplate
Lindsay revisited a favorite, Bella Napoli, where she enjoyed a veggie sandwich. No deli meat for the soon-to-be mom!