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Mar 9, 2017 @ 12:18

AN IRISH CHEF IS PROVING HER COUNTRY DOESN’T HAVE A SHORTAGE OF GREAT WOMEN RUNNING RESTAURANTS

About two months ago, a number of Ireland’s top journalists and chefs were jumping in on a popular Twitter thread about one of Irish media’s topics du jour: fair gender representation in the country’s restaurants. “Really loving all the coverage that gender equality in professional kitchens is getting,” Dublin chef Holly Dalton tweeted on May 30 in response to columnist Trish Deseine’s criticism of the machismo in Ireland’s culinary world in The Irish Times, which was met mostly with encouragement in the forms of pledged approval, but nothing actionable. And then Jess Murphy, chef-owner of Kai Café & Restaurant in Galway, chimed in. In multiple tweets, she called for chefs from all over the country to step forward, and when Ireland’s only Michelin-starred female chef Danni Barry tweeted to represent Belfast, Murphy responded with a simple command to send along her phone number because “this isn’t going away.”



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