Bon Appetite! Please meet Chefs Esther McManus and Kathy Gold
Philadelphia has a storied culinary history, and professional women have been integral to the development of restaurants, catering companies, farms and food production since Philadelphia’s beginning. In order to honor this heritage, Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia has developed “Outstanding in HER Field,” an annual awards dinner to recognize a Philadelphia-area woman for her accomplishments in the food, beverage or hospitality industry. Meet their first distinguished recipient, Chef Esther McManus, chef, baker and teacher extraordinaire. Well-known for her star turn teaching Julia Child how to bake the perfect croissant, she is now a beloved chef-instructor at the Restaurant School. You will enjoy her passion, her generosity and so much more.
She’s joined in-studio with Marilyn Russell and Chef Kathy Gold, a teacher in her own rite, and Board Member of Les Dame.