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DC industree’s ‘Hail to the V’ brings together ladies in libations & food with Carla Hall and moi!

On May 29, I’m co-moderating DC industree’s Hail to the V event at E Street Cinema with The Chew host and Bravo’s Top Chef Carla Hall, Missy Frederick of Eater DC,  Anna Spiegel of Washingtonian, and Mary Beth Albright, a food writer and Next Food Network Star finalist. I’m totally honored to be helping host this marquee event about being women in the food and beverage industries with these lovely broads. I’ll be specifically leading the discussion about ladies and libations, highlighting the history of women behind the bar with the contemporary experiences of a scotch expert, distributor/entrepreneur, bar manager and bar owner/bartender.hail to the v

As Industree is saying, we may be hailing v’s, but we’re welcoming p’s too! So ladies and gentlemen, get your tix now. They are $60 for non-hospitality folks, and $50 for hospitality industry guests.  With so many women you need  to know there and lots of foodie talk, Hail to the V is sure to be the best thing you’ve got goin’ next Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.! Here’s the lineup of forums taking place while we enjoy sips and bites from lady-owned concepts like Jrink Juicery, Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats, Dolci Gelati and Gordy’s Pickle Jar:

The Lives of Industry Wives

Moderated by Missy Frederick / Eater DC

Polly Wiedmaier – Marcel’s / Brasserie Beck / Mussel Bar / Brabo / Wildwood Kitchen

Maria Trabocchi – Casa Luca / Fiola / Fiola Mare

Ellen Gray – Equinox / Muse Cafe

Anastasia Dellacio – Dolci Gelati

#BOSSLADIES – Chefs / Owners / Operators

Moderated by Anna Spiegel / Washingtonian

Ris Lacoste – RIS / RIS Union Market

Jamie Leeds – Hank’s Oyster Bar

Jennifer Nguyen – Zentan / Kimpton Restaurant Group

Shannon Overmiller – The Majestic / EatGoodFoodGroup

Ruth Gresser – Pizzeria Paradiso / Birreria Paradiso

Ladies & Libations

Moderated by ME! / Spirits Writer / BoozeforBabes.com

Rachael Ewing – Ri Ra

Gina Chersevani – Buffalo & Bergen

Betty Buck – Buck Distributing

Kristi Green – Petworth Citizen

Females Fueling the Farm-To-Table / Local Movement

Moderated by Mary Beth Albright / Food Writer / Next Food Network Star Finalist

Danielle Vogel – Glens Garden Market

Susan Callahan – University of Maryland Eastern Shore Culinary Program

Pam Hess – Arcadia Foods

Ann Yonkers – FreshFarm Markets

About industree: “industree is a hospitality trade organization dedicated solely to the promotion and growth of the food & beverage industry and its members, providers, supporters, newcomers and future leaders. Through our events, we cultivate a community of seasoned industry-innovators, future trailblazers and everyone in between that can provide the connections, tools and real-life advice that make opportunities possible. Our unfiltered events and content provide a platform to share, learn and grow both personally and professionally.”

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