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.
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. Full participating chef lineup here.
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.