As part of their series of virtual presentations aimed at supporting members of the local food and drink community, Les Dames d’Escoffier Nashville will present their second online seminar on Monday, May 3, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Created by and intended for women in food, fine beverages, hospitality and agriculture, this series is made possible by a grant from the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and features industry experts and members of LDEI Nashville representing all facets of the hospitality industry.
The May 3 presentation is titled “Restaurant invention and reinvention,” and showcases an impressive lineup of restaurant managers and culinary talents – including Margot McCormack, executive chef and co-owner of Margot Cafe & Bar; Deb Paquette, Executive Chef of Etch, etc. and Jasper’s; and Caroline Galzin, Partner and COO of Nicky’s Coal Fired. The discussion will be moderated by Erin Byers Murray, Editor-in-Chief of The Local Palate – you’ll know what a Herculean task that is if you’ve ever seen someone try to moderate this trio of driven, bright and outspoken women.
While the event is supposed to focus on the unique situation of women in the industry in these turbulent times, the general public is invited to tune in for the free presentation. Pre-registration is required so that they can send you the link to log in at the appropriate time, so give them your details in advance at the site of the event. In case you miss it, a recap of each session will be made available as a podcast at a later date in partnership with Nashville Restaurant Radio.
The chance to hear business advice from these three local heroes should benefit everyone in the industry, regardless of gender, so try to take the time to learn from the people who truly put excellence into practice. .