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Eddie & Ozzie Award
“She Brings the Heat”, our award-winning Smithfield Culinary campaign

FoodMix is happy to announce that “She Brings the Heat”, our award-winning Smithfield Culinary campaign that highlights the growing movement of innovative and inspiring women chefs is still red hot! The work just won an Honorable Mention in the B2B category of Sponsored Content from the Eddie and Ozzie Awards.  Check it out here https://www.eddie-ozzie.com/

Designed to shine a light on women working in the foodservice industry who have held or currently hold top positions, “She Brings the Heat” is meant to inspire more women to pursue careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

In 2022, The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that just 22.8 percent of head chefs in the U.S. were female and just 6 percent of restaurants that received Michelin stars in 2022 were led by women.

The good news is that there’s already evidence that more women are on their way to being leaders in the industry. The Culinary Institute of America recently reported that nearly half of its current student body – over 48 percent – are young women studying with ambitions to enter the industry. Whether or not they get a shot at the top level will likely depend on how much support they receive along the way.

FoodMix and Smithfield Culinary are overjoyed to showcase to the world the existence of a larger network of women chefs experiencing success in the industry. It is our hope that this campaign helps expose young female chefs to the positive role models they need to mentor and inspire them as they peruse their culinary passions.

Note: The Eddie & Ozzie Awards is the most prestigious recognition program in the publishing community, recognizing excellence in editorial content and design across print and digital media. The Eddie & Ozzie Awards are recognized industry-wide, receiving applications in the thousands annually from publications around the globe

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