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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

In 2020, Forbes found that just 6.3% of the head chef positions at prominent US restaurant groups were held by females.1 According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 22.8% of chefs and head cooks in 2021 were women.1 But the heat is on. During the fall of 2020, of enrolled undergraduates at the Culinary Institute of America, 48% were women.1 Today, there are nearly 20 Michelin-starred female chefs in the United States.2