The New York Women’s Culinary Alliance fosters networking, education, and cooperation for women in the culinary and beverage fields in the New York metro area. 

Our main focus is providing networking opportunities and sharing culinary information for all members through member-generated programs and events. As such, every year the Alliance provides dozens of dynamic networking with continuing education opportunities including ongoing food and wine tastings, hands-on culinary workshops, food and drink tours, and business and skills workshops and seminars.  

As a volunteer-based 501(c)(6) nonprofit, we depend on active participation by all members, making the Alliance one of New York's most relevant and vibrant culinary organization for women.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN.... One day in early 1981, an exciting rumor was weaving its way through the test kitchens, restaurants, magazines, catering halls, food businesses and publishing houses of New York City. There was to be a meeting at La Tulipe... READ MORE



Vice President 

(position open)


Betty Comerford
Family & Consumer Science Teacher/Greenhouse & Garden Coordinator, Hommocks Middle School

Recording Secretary

(position open)

Board Members

Sarah Abrams
Freelance Food Styling and Culinary Production

Jeannie Chen
Food Stylist, Culinary Producer, Recipe Developer/Tester

Brona Cosgrave

Immediate Past President

Principal, Eat, Drink, Engage

Garima Kothari (Emeritus)

Caterer & Chef, Breaking

Anna Klainbuam
Trend Consultant/Writer

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