About my Watson project
Despite the common image of women as home cooks, women are far less prevalent in professional kitchens. In these hyper-masculine spaces, women face discrimination, harassment, and skepticism. For my Watson year, I explored female leadership in the restaurant industry and how women across different countries and societies distinguish themselves in a male-dominated industry. From July 2018 through August 2019, I traveled to Ireland, Morocco, New Zealand, and Peru working with world renowned chefs and culinary organizations that are paving the way for women in the restaurant industry, as well as pushing the boundaries of what restaurants can do for the world.
Visit my blog to read more about specific take-ways, experiences, and stories from this eye-opening year.
Thank you to all my partner restaurants and organizations:
August – October 2018: Kai Cafe + Restaurant in Galway, Ireland
November – January 2019: Amal Women’s Center in Marrakech, Morocco
February – April: Hiakai in Wellington, New Zealand
May – July 2019: Mater Iniciativa/Central, MIL, Kjolle restaurants, Peru