Celebrating famous female chefs

Celebrating some famous female chefs for International Women's Day 2023

Sarah Castledine
8th March 2023
Image credit: Facebook - Nadiya Hussain
To celebrate International Women's Day, it is only right to highlight some female chefs who have been influential to the food scene.

Firstly we have TV personality Prue Leith, a South African born chef, restaurant owner, caterer, as well a novelist and broadcast journalist. Leith has produced 12 cookbooks and became a Dame last summer, due to her contributions to food, television and charity.

Minette Bridget Hill is a British farmer who runs a catering business in Wiltshire. She has recently made history as the first female President for the National Farmers Union of England and Wales! She is currently trying to face the issue of food security for the UK, following the decision to leave the EU.

Clare Smyth changed history in 2017, as she was the first British female chef to run a restaurant with three Michelin stars, even achieving a perfect score in the Goof Food guide.

Cristea Comerford was the first woman, Filipino-American, and Asian to be selected as the White House Executive Chef. She was appointed by President Clinton in 2005, and asked to stay on during Obama’s run as president.

Nadiya Hussain is a celebrity chef after winning Great British Bake Off. Hussain has been given an MBE and named on BBC’s 100 women list.

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