CO-LOCATED WITH HEALTHY FOOD EXPO NEW YORK & COFFEE FEST
MARCH 3-5, 2019, JAVITS CENTER, NY

The Beacon Award

THE BEACON AWARD

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, CENTER STAGE 

We are honored and excited to announce... 
Amanda Cohen as the 2019 Beacon Award recipient! 

The word Beacon symbolizes many things including a person that illuminates or inspires. 

The Beacon Award, presented on behalf of The Foodservice Council for Women and The Food and Beverage Portfolio Tradeshows, was created to recognize a woman leader who has truly served as a Beacon for our industry through her leadership, contributions, and inspiration. 

Mark you calendars as Amanda is not to be missed! We look forward to honoring this Beacon in the industry!
Amanda Cohen will sit as a panelist on the Foodservice Council for Women and provide a culinary demonstration. Stay tuned for more details to be announced...

 

Amanda Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, the award-winning vegetable restaurant on New York City's Lower East Side. Dirt Candy was the first vegetable-focused restaurant in the city and the leader of the vegetable-forward movement. The restaurant's original location only had 18 seats and was open for seven years, during which time it became the first vegetarian restaurant in 17 years to receive two stars from the New York Times, was recognized by the Michelin Guide five years in a row, and won awards from Gourmet Magazine, the Village Voice, and many others. Its new location opened in January, 2015 and it was the first restaurant in the city to eliminate tipping and share profits with its employees. Amanda was the first vegetarian chef to compete on Iron Chef America and her comic book cookbook, Dirt Candy: A Cookbook, is the first graphic novel cookbook to be published in North America. It's currently in its seventh printing. She is also a Canadian. In 2018, New York Magazine named Dirt Candy "The Absolute Best Restaurant on the Lower East Side" and Wine Enthusiast magazine selected its all-female wine list for inclusion in their list of "America's 100 Best Restaurants for Wine."

Highlights from the 2018 beacon award presentation
in 2018 the International Foodservice & Restaurant Show of New York was excited to award the Beacon Award to Jilly Stephens of City Harvest. Check out highlights from the 2018 presentation and get your tickets to join us in celebrating our 2019 award recipient Amanda Cohen!

Please join us in congratulating the following women who have received the Beacon Award

Jilly Stephens, CEO,
City Harvest

Dominique Crenn, Chef/Co-Owner,
Atelier Crenn

Kathleen Blake, Chef/Owner,
The Rusty Spoon

Carol B. Dover, President/CEO,
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

Kelli Valade, President,
Chili's® Grill & Bar

Edna Morris, Managing Director,
Axum Capital Partners

Sara Moulton, Chef, Cookbook Author, TV Personality

HAVE A FEMALE LEADER IN THE FOODSERVICE INDUSTRY YOU'D LIKE TO NOMINATE AS A BEACON AWARD RECIPIENT OR PANELIST FOR THE FSCW?

 Please contact Patricia Copela at pcopela@urban-expo.com