The shouty, macho, male-dominated world of restaurants gets a much-needed appraisal at this evening discussion in Bermondsey on Wednesday November 13. Expect a lively and frank exchange as four women who’ve reached the top of their chosen profession – Aurelie Jean-Marie-Flore (general manager of Michelin-starred Hedone in Chiswick), chef Skye Gyngell, (pic above, formerly of Richmond’s Petersham Nurseries Café), Rachael Naylor (bar manager of Hawksmoor Seven Dials) and Claire Roberson (owner of Mayfields in Hackney) – share the highs and lows of restaurant life, and the particular challenges facing the ‘fairer sex’.
It’s the second event in the Women in Food series organised by the team behind the Toast Festival. The first (Thursday November 7) looks at the world of wine, when participants include Kate Spicer, wine writer for the Sunday Times, and Christine Parkinson, wine buyer for the Hakkasan Group, while the third (Thursday November 21) tackles restaurant reviewing with journalists Felicity Cloake (Guardian, New Statesman) and Grace Dent (ES Magazine).
Wednesday November 13, 7-9pm. Tickets cost cost £15 per talk or £35 for all three. Get them from toastfestival.com