Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) has announced its 2011 National Conference at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 5-7.

This year’s conference theme will “An Educated Palate: Teaching, Tasting, Trading Stories.” It will take full advantage of the rich tapestry of food and hospitality history unique to the Boston area and surrounding New England, says Jamie Leeds, president of WCR and chef/owner of two Hank’s Oyster Bars in greater Washington, D.C.

“We invite all culinarians and hospitality professionals—representing every industry segment and role—to join us as we share the experiences and knowledge that have the power to enrich and edify us all,” she says.

Among popular annual events, the conference will host The 2011 Women Who Inspire Awards and Gala, emceed by Carla Hall, chef/owner of Alchemy by Carla Hall in Washington, D.C., and a finalist in the fifth season of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef.” 

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