While women still be a minority in restaurant kitchens – in the U.S., only 19.7 per cent are run by women – the takeover has long been bubbling away, with female chefs becoming a force to be reckoned with, and gaining the awards, books deals and Michelin stars to prove it.
Cayman is lucky to have many talented female chefs heating up the island’s culinary community. On June 2, their skills and creativity will be in the spotlight at the first inaugural Women in White event.
Hosted by Taste This Life and curated by Soul Foodie Supper Club, the showcase will take place in the intimate poolside garden of a private Savannah home, with an open bar provided by sponsor Cayman Spirits Company.
Cooking up a storm on the evening will be Jessica Moore of Taste This Life, Brittanni Seymour of Scratch Gourmet Desserts, and Timisha Edwards of Tia’s Table. Each chef will serve two locally-sourced courses from their tasting station.
Live music and local stalls accompany the evening of gourmet delights, and the proceeds will be used to create a Culinary Scholarship Fund for Women.
About the chefs:
A Proud of Them recipient in 2017, Jessica Moore has had a passion for the culinary arts since after high school and learnt the trade alongside her full-time job as a property manager. In 2016, she launched Taste This Life, a blog and catering company that also holds summer camps, foodie events and provides lunch deliveries.
Brittani Seymour graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island and was head gourmet pastry chef at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. She started Scratch in 2013 and uses as many natural and local ingredients as possible.
Timisha Edwards is another graduate of Johnson and Wales University, with a degree in Culinary Arts, Food & Beverage and Service Management, and was a recipient of The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman’s Culinary Scholarship award. Timisha started private catering company Tia’s Table in 2016 and credits her grandmother as the source for her love of food.
Tickets are available from EventPro at an all-inclusive price of $125, with group rates available for groups of six.