To follow up on my earlier tweet (https://twitter.com/cettedrucks/statuses/236631182735990784), a CORRECTION:
There are, in fact, a whopping TWO women participating in the Le Grand Fooding event in Brooklyn this September (http://www.legrandfooding.com). There’s Rae Bernamoff, who’s taking part with her husband Noah Bernamoff; they’re the duo behind New York City’s Mile End Delicatessen(s) (http://www.mileendbrooklyn.com). She’s the managing partner of the restaurants, and co-author of the forthcoming Mile End cookbook. Then, there’s Laura O’Neill of “Laura O’Neill and The Van Leeuwen Brothers” as they—the three proprietors of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream (http://www.vanleeuwenicecream.com/), also in New York City—are collectively accounted for on Le Fooding’s website. Like her cohorts Ben and Pete (i.e. the brothers), she has a hand in every aspect of the business.
Of the 29 food industry participants, two are women.
Neither of these females is given solo credit; they’re featured as part of a team. If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice that two other Le Grand Fooding players, co-owners and -chefs Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo of Frankies Spuntino et al. (http://frankiesspuntino.com/), are each given their own slot on the list of cast members.