Provocative conversation, delicious food

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  • Ashtin Berry

    Bartender and Activist
  • Amanda Cohen

    Chef, Dirt Candy
  • Alana McMillan

    Co-founder, JaynesBeard
  • Tracie McMillan

    Journalist and moderator
  • Ruth Reichl

    Author, former NY Times dining critic and Gourmet editor

The Green Building

452 Union Street
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

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Join us for an engaging panel discussion that will delve into the #MeToo movement and issues of equity and inclusion in the restaurant business. Amanda Cohen, chef at Dirt Candy, wrote an essay about this in Esquire, highlighting the media’s neglect of women chefs until the current scandals. “Women may not have value as chefs, but as victims we’re finally interesting!” she wrote. We’ll hear about the ways that #MeToo intersects with race, gender, class and identity politics – ultimately influencing the food on our plates. We’ll hear personal stories, discuss the problematic past, and reimagine a future restaurant culture. It’s a discussion that’s nothing if not timely. We hope you’ll join us.

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Join us beforehand for a reception featuring complimentary eats, beer, wine and hard cider including snacks from a team of chefs from a quartet of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants.

VIP ticketholders receive reserved seating for the panel and can attend a multi-course seasonal dinner by CuppsCiardullo, Brekke and Wilson following the panel. Wines for the dinner supplied by Weygandt-Metzler Importing.

Funds support FERN’s award-winning, nonprofit investigative and explanatory reporting.

Reception: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Panel: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

VIP Dinner: 8:00pm

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