December 8th, 2015

by Total Food Service

Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality

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We’re honored to have Chef/Owner Esther Choi included in the “Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality” List for 2016!



As we celebrate 25 years of publishing TFS-TOTAL FOOD SERVICE this year, we have noticed a number of major changes and trends in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry in Metro New York.

At the very top of that list of trends is the impact that women have had on the Tri-State foodservice scene.  They have risen to amazing heights and turned the Greater NYC marketplace into the epicenter of the world’s restaurant and food service industry.

Certainly, it’s easy to point to the growth of culinary programs and food programming on television, which has led to pockets of culinary excellence in Metro NYC and across the country.  But in the Tri-State area, these talents reach far beyond just the back of the house.

There are incredible women making their marks on everything from a Manhattan hospital serving 5,000 plus patient meals every day to an iconic food writer in a major NYC newspaper to a Westchester executive recruiter who wheels and deals on behalf of top investment firms to find CEO’s to run some of the world’s largest restaurant chains.

We owe special thanks to a number of colleagues that represent many segments of the Tri-State foodservice community. They were gracious with their time to help us build this list of the “best and the brightest” women in our industry. We selected categories based on that input.

Our goal for the criteria of this list was to identify innovators within each of those major disciplines of the foodservice and hospitality industry. Women are having a major impact on the bricks and mortar design of restaurants, and the sales of equipment supplies and service.  They also have major impact on what food and beverage is being served on local menus, and the management and marketing of foodservice facilities.

Our goal is to share some of their amazing stories and to make all of us realize that any goal is accomplishable with a measure of hard work and some good luck sprinkled in.

Fred Klashman
Publisher, Total Food Service

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