Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Save This Event

Event Saved

Rialto Womens Luncheon

Rialto Restaurant

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 11:45 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Rialto Womens Luncheon

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Lunch + Panel Discussion Ended $50.00 $3.74

Share Rialto Womens Luncheon

Event Details

Chef Jody Adams invites you to join us for the 5th Annual Women's Luncheon.  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

11:45AM - 2:00PM

If Women in White Aren't in the Picture,

They're Not in the Picture

This year we welcome back the extraordinary Victoria Budson, Founding Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, who will lead a panel discussion on Women and Media. Our all star lineup of panelists includes Food & Wine Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin and Founder of Women Online Morra Aarons-Mele, and James Beard Award winning Chef Traci Des Jardins of Jardiniere, Mijita Cocina Mexicana, and Public House.

Rialto Restaurant
One Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 

More about this years luncheon... "In the 30 + years I’ve been working in restaurants, I’m asked the same question again and again: “Why aren’t there more women chefs in the pictures, in stories, in award ceremonies, in the kitchen, etc”.  As the outrage over the recent Time magazine article illustrates, we’re still asking the question and it’s hardly just about women in the culinary industry. I’m convinced that we can’t just keep asking the question - we need to do something about it." 

When the public sees only men in photographs of chefs, the harm isn’t just in the perception that women aren’t there, it’s in the lack of inspiration for girls looking for role models, and in the loss of power and influence for women--both as leaders and consumers.  The fact of the matter is that there is an army of women in the industry, not just working in kitchens, but leading kitchens. What can we do to ensure that we, and others like us, make it into the picture?  

Have questions about Rialto Womens Luncheon? Contact Rialto Restaurant

When & Where

Rialto Restaurant
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 11:45 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)

  Add to my calendar


Rialto Restaurant

Jody Adams is a James Beard award-winning chef with a national reputation for her imaginative use of New England ingredients in regional Italian cuisine. Rialto, her four-star restaurant in Cambridge, was named “One of the top 20 new restaurants in the country” by Esquire magazine, earning many additional accolades over the years. Adams has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, among many others. In 2010 she was a contestant on the second season of Top Chef Masters, BRAVO TV's popular culinary competition. In 2011 she opened her second restaurant venture, TRADE, located in Boston’s historic Waterfront District. She lives with her husband Ken whom she also writes a culinary blog with called The Garum Factory.


She has a strong commitment to hunger relief and is known for her loyal support of The Greater Boston Food Bank and Share Our Strength. She serves as board member to Partners In Health, MASS Architecture, Island Creek Oysters Foundation and is a member of the Nutrition Round Table at the Harvard School of Public Health.

  Contact the Organiser

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.