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Should the Food Industry Separate the Accomplishments of Female Chefs Because They're Women?

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Last month, following the announcement of this year's 50 Best Female Chefs In The World, celebu-chef Eric Ripert, via Twitter, resurrected a question that's been brought up in the culinary world many times before: Should the food industry separate the accomplishments of female chefs because they're women?

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I asked Valley chefs and restaurateurs (male and female) for their thoughts on this ongoing debate and this is what they had to say:

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Laura Hahnefeld
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