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Women Chef/Owners in Boston?

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

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    southie_chick RE: opinionatedchef 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 RE: southie_chick 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?


      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?

      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

      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

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        hotoynoodle RE: opinionatedchef 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 caf├ęs and citizen's oyster bar

        rachel @ hungry mother.

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          opinionatedchef RE: hotoynoodle 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.

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            hotoynoodle RE: opinionatedchef 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.

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              opinionatedchef RE: hotoynoodle 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 RE: opinionatedchef 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 RE: hotoynoodle May 1, 2011 06:48 PM

            Rebecca Roth is the owner of the Gallows.

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            Allstonian RE: opinionatedchef 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:

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              opinionatedchef RE: Allstonian May 1, 2011 12:25 PM

              ah darn; th you for catching that.

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              hckybg RE: opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 08:46 AM

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

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

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                opinionatedchef RE: hckybg May 1, 2011 12:30 PM

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

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                  hckybg RE: opinionatedchef 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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            lc02139 RE: opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 03:37 AM

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

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              cherrytomato RE: opinionatedchef 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

              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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                opinionatedchef RE: cherrytomato May 1, 2011 12:29 PM

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

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                purple bot RE: opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 06:30 AM

                Siobhan Carew of Pomodoro

                24 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445

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                  teezeetoo RE: purple bot 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 RE: teezeetoo May 1, 2011 10:36 AM

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

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                      teezeetoo RE: Luther 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?

                      69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

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                        opinionatedchef RE: teezeetoo 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 RE: opinionatedchef 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.

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                    opinionatedchef RE: purple bot May 1, 2011 12:26 PM

                    siobhan doesn't chef i thought.

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                    deglazer RE: opinionatedchef May 2, 2011 05:48 PM

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

                    75 Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116

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                      hotoynoodle RE: deglazer 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 RE: hotoynoodle May 4, 2011 12:48 PM

                        Felicia Sanchez of Centre Street Cafe

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

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                          opinionatedchef RE: jpcat May 4, 2011 03:02 PM

                          jp, she is the chef?

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                            jpcat RE: opinionatedchef May 5, 2011 09:02 AM

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

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                              opinionatedchef RE: jpcat May 5, 2011 11:09 AM

                              yay! so, thanks for that addition.

                    2. galangatron RE: opinionatedchef 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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