Power Women Unite for Upcoming Culinary Showcase

An all-woman culinary showcase is slated to hit the city of Brotherly Love late March, featuring a collection of the area’s most impressive female chefs.

An army of game-changing female chefs will soon band together for the local food scene’s ultimate ladies’ night out.

Dish It Up, the annual, female-focused fundraiser organized to raise proceeds for Women Against Abuse will transform WHYY Studios (150 N. 6th St., Philadelphia) on March 27, 5:30–8 p.m. The premier tasting will feature an impressive collection of Philadelphia and its suburbs’ female chefs and restaurateurs, each of which will go head-to-head in a creative cooking battle. The challenge? To craft a dish with an element of purple—the official color of the anti-domestic violence movement.

LEFT: Chef Moon Krapugthong, photo by Chabaa Thai.  RIGHT: Chef Karen Nicolas, photo courtesy of Citron & Rose.

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Participants joining in the occasion include Manayunk’s Moon Krapugthong of Chabaa Thai, Merion Station’s Karen Nicolas of Citron & Rose and Kennett Square’s Aimee Olexy of Talula’s Table, alongside Philadelphia notables: Brauhaus Schmitz’s Jess Nolan, Vedge’s Kate Jacoby, Distrito’s Susan VanVreede, and more.

In addition to taste-testing the competing dishes and lots of purple-hued desserts, 2014’s affair will present Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran the Women of the Year Award.

Women of the Year, Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran. Photo by Jason Varney.The pioneering entrepreneurs will receive the honor for their efforts in transforming a once-desolate Center City neighborhood into a trendy Midtown Village restaurant district (Barbuzzo, Little Nonna’s, Jamonera, Lolita), now bustling with seven restaurants and boutiques on 13th Street.

General admission tickets are $95 per person; available online here. For even more details, click here.

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