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opinionatedchef Apr 30, 2011 11:57 AM

Would yall plse add to this list? Thanks much.
lydia shire
ana sortun
jody adams
at elephant walk
barbara lynch
joanne chang

  1. galangatron May 6, 2011 09:30 AM

    longteine de monteiro and her daughter nadsa de monteiro are the owners and head chefs "at elephant walk"

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      deglazer May 2, 2011 05:48 PM

      Valerie Gurdal, Formaggio. Kerri Foley, Pigalle. And Joan Johnson, Erbaluce.

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      Pigalle
      75 Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116

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        hotoynoodle May 2, 2011 07:32 PM

        kerri and joan run the front of their respective houses, so don't fit the query, i guess. same with siobhan.

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          jpcat May 4, 2011 12:48 PM

          Felicia Sanchez of Centre Street Cafe

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          Centre Street Cafe
          669 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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            opinionatedchef May 4, 2011 03:02 PM

            jp, she is the chef?

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              jpcat May 5, 2011 09:02 AM

              She's always in the kitchen, so I assume so.

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                opinionatedchef May 5, 2011 11:09 AM

                yay! so, thanks for that addition.

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        purple bot May 1, 2011 06:30 AM

        Siobhan Carew of Pomodoro

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        Pomodoro
        24 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445

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          teezeetoo May 1, 2011 09:03 AM

          thought the woman bartender at umami might be a part-owner? also lady who runs taberno de haro?

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            Luther May 1, 2011 10:36 AM

            Deborah Hansen = "Chef and owner" of Taberna de Haro

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              teezeetoo May 1, 2011 11:52 AM

              thanks luther. mary chung of course, and probably other Asian restaurants. Do we count women who run the front of the house as at Erbaluce?

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              Erbaluce
              69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

              1. re: teezeetoo
                opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 12:28 PM

                i'm not looking for front of the house. only chef/owners. mary chung not.mc diebel no,etc.
                but thnx anyway.

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                  teezeetoo May 1, 2011 01:26 PM

                  i did think mary chung owned mary chung - don't know whether she cooks though I believe she used to.

          2. re: purple bot
            opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 12:26 PM

            siobhan doesn't chef i thought.

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            cherrytomato May 1, 2011 04:34 AM

            Deborah Hughes and Mary Catherine Deibel of Upstarirs on the Square
            Carla and Christine Pallota of Nebo
            Marjorie Druker of New England Soup Factory
            Eunice Feller of Bread and Chocolate bakery
            Eli Kaplansky of B Street Grill

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            Upstairs On the Square
            91 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

            New England Soup Factory
            2 Brookline Pl Unit 4, Brookline, MA 02445

            Nebo Restaurant and Bar
            90 North Washington Street, Boston, MA 02114

            Bread & Chocolate Bakery
            4 Hartford St, Newton Higlands, MA 02461

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            1. re: cherrytomato
              opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 12:29 PM

              cherry, this is great. ELI- is that as in Ellie, girls name?

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              lc02139 May 1, 2011 03:37 AM

              Hey doesn't Renne McLeod also own Tupelo? so does she count twice.

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                southie_chick Apr 30, 2011 08:40 PM

                Is Patricia Yeo going to be part owner of the new restaraunt / side project with the owners of OM? And, Petsie (Renee McLeod) does make savory pies too - does that count? ; )

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                  opinionatedchef Apr 30, 2011 09:59 PM

                  yes, i also read that about patricia leo. And yes to petsi's ! AND you remind me that i should also list food business female chef/owners.

                  SO, need to add these to the restnt.chef/owner list. Hoping youall can fill in some blanks and add others!:

                  Renee McLeod , Petsi Pies

                  ?, Journeyman

                  ?, Upstairs at the Pudding

                  ? , Bin 26 and Bina

                  ? , Emma's Pizza(still owned and chefed by a woman?)

                  ? Meddeb, Baraka

                  Maura Fitzpatrick and Ana Sortun, Sofra

                  ? , Cezanne Bakery

                  Vickie Lee Boyagian, Vicki Lee's Bakery and Cafe

                  ?, Esperia Greek Grill

                  ?, Garlic 'n Lemons

                  Lee Napoli, ChocoLee

                  Is one of the 3 Cuchi Cuchi owners also the Head Chef there?

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                  Food business owners:

                  Susan Lombardi , Trapeze Candies

                  ?, Dancing Deer (is the new/2nd owner a woman too?)

                  ? 2 women, ? -local ice cream sold at Formaggio

                  ?, ? - chocolate turtles sold at Dave's Pasta

                  ?, Concord Tea Cakes

                  Roberta Dowling, Cambridge School of Culinary Arts

                  Know of any woman owned and managed liquor stores, bars,pubs?

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                  Baraka Cafe
                  80 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139

                  Petsi Pies
                  285 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143

                  Petsi Pies
                  31 Putnam Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

                  Bin 26 Enoteca
                  26 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

                  Cuchi Cuchi
                  795 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139

                  Vicki Lee's
                  105 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA

                  Emma's Pizza
                  40 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139

                  Sofra
                  1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138

                  Bina Osteria
                  581 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

                  Cuchi Cuchi
                  Boston, MA, Boston, MA

                  Esperia Grill
                  344 Washington Street, Boston, MA

                  Upstairs At the Pudding
                  91 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

                  Garlic 'n Lemons
                  133 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134

                  1. re: opinionatedchef
                    hotoynoodle May 1, 2011 05:04 AM

                    azita bina-seibel is chef/co-owner of bina 26, bina osteria and lala rokh.

                    fiona hammersley

                    diana kudajarova @ journeyman

                    angela atenco lopez of angela's cafe in eastie

                    patty, of mike & patty's.

                    suzi samowski and maureen montanus own bukowski's

                    patricia harrington & elaine simmons of flash's

                    maureen mclaughlin of the frankiln cafés and citizen's oyster bar

                    rachel @ hungry mother.

                    1. re: hotoynoodle
                      opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 12:34 PM

                      hotoy, you are a hot ticket! plse, review your list and take out anyone who is not a chef of a restnt (beautiful fiona not) and plse then let me know new list. i only want chef/owners who actually chef at their restnt/business.thank for being so helpful.

                      1. re: opinionatedchef
                        hotoynoodle May 2, 2011 07:29 PM

                        sorry if i misunderstood your query. it's to late to edit my previous post, however, if that is your criteria, lydia shire has none of her own money in either scampo or towne. she is the executive chef, not an owner.

                        maura fitzpatrick works for sortun -- she is not an owner.

                        you did also ask for female owners of bars, which i provided as well.

                        1. re: hotoynoodle
                          opinionatedchef May 2, 2011 08:29 PM

                          hotoy, that's interesting about towne; i really thought she was at least one of the owners. the way that i remember it being covered in the press, it was shire and white joining forces in a dream venture.

                          as to maura and sofra,i believe she AND ana are co-owners; that's how i read it when it opened, that it was a joint venture (unlike oleana). But not so?

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                            hotoynoodle May 4, 2011 12:31 PM

                            lydia and jasper indeed have long dreamed of having a joint venture. they now have that, but with investors' money. this is not an uncommon start-up for restaurants, and as the place earns back money, various folks get various percentages of the pie.

                            like i have said elsewhere: towne was a $12 million build-out.

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                        porkisgood May 1, 2011 06:48 PM

                        Rebecca Roth is the owner of the Gallows.

                      3. re: opinionatedchef
                        Allstonian May 1, 2011 05:20 AM

                        You mentioned Tiny Trapeze Confections in your food gifts thread as well - they were bought out by Whole Foods in 2005 and discontinued a couple of years ago. See this post in an old thread, presumably from Susan Lombardi herself:
                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6040...

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                          opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 12:25 PM

                          ah darn; th you for catching that.

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                          hckybg May 1, 2011 08:46 AM

                          Trina Sturm is a co-owner of Trina's Starlite Lounge, and a great bartender too.

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                          Trina's Starlite Lounge
                          3 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143

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                            opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 12:30 PM

                            hcky, just checking- she DOES bartend there regularly?thnx

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                              hckybg May 1, 2011 03:02 PM

                              She's pretty much always there when I come in, doing what she does well.

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