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Turning Up the Heat: Dinner With Columbus's Best Women Chefs


An evening designed, mixed, stirred, baked, cooked, plated, and

served by the talented women of Columbus's vibrant culinary scene...

Join us for a sumptuous dinner event curated by Columbus's best female culinary minds, including legends such as Alana Shock and Jeni Britton-Bauer among many many more! The collaborative spirit of these talented chefs will converge to provide a delicious night of top-notch food and libations, all in support of a great cause: raising funds for a new commercial training kitchen for the YWCA's new space in the historic Griswold building. 

Limited to just 60 attendees, the event begins with a wide selection of passed appetizers and an event-bespoke welcome cocktail.  A full service, seated dinner will follow thereafter, with at least 4 plated courses, plus red and white wine.  A spectacularly varied dessert buffet, including sweets from our favorite local patisseries, bakeries, and ice cream purveyors, will finish off the evening.  Guests will have additional opportunities to support the YWCA by bidding on silent auction items donated by our chefs and Columbus's women-focused businesses.

The Chefs & Providers:

Alana Shock, Alana's

Natalie Bidinger, The Pearl

Anne Boninsegna and Jen Lindsey, The Kitchen

Angela Petro, Sweet Carrot and Two Caterers

Brooke Kinsey, Bleu and Fig

Sangeeta Lakhani and Jen Marlatt, The Table

Catie Randazzo, Challah! 

Laura Lee, Ajumama

Cara Mangini, Little Eater

Dara Schwartz, Darista Cafe

Jeni Britton Bauer, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Michelle Kozak, Patisserie Lallier 

Wendy Miller Pugh and Letha Pugh, Bake Me Happy

Jennie Scheinbach, Pattycake Bakery

A.J. Perry, Sassafras Bakery

Diana Wang, Salt and Pine

Perrie Wilkof, Dough Mama

Rachel Eaton, Honeykiss Bakery

Nicolene Schwartz, Roake

Alexis Douglas, Barcelona

Isidora Diaz, Chilean food writer, chef, and educator

Kate Djupe, The Commissary 

Watershed Distillery

Jen Burton, Seventh Son Brewery

Brother's Drake Meadery

Lara Yazvac-Pipia, Two-Top Consulting

5 Star Staffing

The Beneficiary:

The YWCA's Believe in Women Campaign, part of the $20-million renovation of the Griswold building to transform it into a state-of-the-art facility. Funds raised at the event will be used in support of the professional kitchen portion of the project. This kitchen will be where the YWCA's Griswold residents can learn about healthful eating and food preparation, as well as function as an incubator space for women entrepreneurs.

The Organizers:

Bethia Woolf and Debra O'Molesky - Columbus Food Adventures

Anne Boninsegna and Jen Lindsey - The Kitchen

This dinner is NOT participatory and will be served restaurant style. Reservations are required. Please review our refund policy before reserving your seat at the dinner table. Please note any dietary restrictions in the notes when making your reservation.


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