January 3, 2013

James Beard Foundation and Vermilion announce Women in Culinary Leadership Cookoff

Deadline is January 14

Calling all aspiring women culinary leaders! There’s still time to enter the Women in Culinary Leadership (WICL) Cookoff—a contest that is part of the James Beard Foundation Vermilion Women in Culinary Leadership Program. The cookoff will identify driven women chefs and restaurateurs and help them develop leadership and culinary skills through internship and mentorship opportunities.

Participants must submit a resume, an essay, and a recipe for one contemporary Indian-Latin dish. Eight finalists will be selected to participate in the cookoff, where each competitor will execute her recipe for a signature Indian-Latin dish and go through a brief interview with the judges.

Two winners will be chosen to participate in a one-year leadership intern program at Vermilion in New York and Chicago; receive a weekly $500 internship grant from the Women in Culinary Leadership Scholarship; and participate in a one-week internship at the James Beard House. They will also have the opportunity to work with one of the participating celebrity chefs including Aarón Sanchez, Emily Luchetti, Michelle Bernstein, Lorena Garcia, Douglas Rodriguez, Patricio Sandoval, Sue Torres, Carmen Gonzalez, Anthony Lamas and Susan Weaver.

To enter the contest, complete the online entry form at www.thevermilionrestaurant.com/wicl by Monday, January 14.

January 3, 2013