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Yes, Shef!

Worth Association’s Yes Shef! Elevating Women in Food & Wine

On August 12, 2019 Yes Shef! celebrated talented female Shefs and Sommeliers who are championing for a more equal representation in hospitality leadership. This culinary celebration featured five unique courses, each prepared by a notable female Shef and a student culinary apprentice. Women of the wine world selected a pairing to compliment the flavour profiles.

Yes Shef! raised thousands in scholarship funds to support the next generation of hospitality leaders. Five scholarships were awarded at the event to help elevate and empower women to pursue their passions.

A special thank you to our Shefs

  • Andrea Carlson of Burdock and Co.

  • Meeru Dhalwala of Vij's & Rangoli 

  • Tia Kambas of Chambar Restaurant

  • Mariana Gabilondo of La Mezcaleria

  • Eleanor Chow of Cadeaux Bakery


A special thank you to our Sommeliers and Bartender

  • Jenna Briscoe of Cafe Medina 

  • Maude Renaud-Brisson, Independent - APÉROmode

  • Jill Spoor of Fairmont Pacific Rim 

  • Christina Hartigan of Wildebeest 

  • Kelcie Jones of Chambar Restaurant

  • Lauren Mote, co-owner of Bittered Sling and Diageo Reserve Global Cocktailian