A valued benefit of being a member of the New York Women's Culinary Alliance is the opportunity to attend exceptional programs throughout the year. The events are educational, entertaining, and enjoyable - from food tastings and happy hours, to themed dinners, and cookbook lauches, to industry tours, and business seminars. All offer a chance to network with other women in the culinary field. Some are open to members and guests; others to members only.

Below are our upcoming programs. For more information of a specific program, click on the title. Reserve now, as space is limited!

Upcoming events

    • 06/03/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • member's home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
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    Spring Book Club: Comfort Food Diaries

    Monday, June 3, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    at the home of member Donna Boland, in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

    $20 per member

    The Spring Book Club selection is The Comfort food Diaries by Emily Nunn, chronicling her journey to heal and find comfort through travel and food. Read the book, reserve your spot, and then get together for a delicious discussion with fellow Alliance members. Wine and a light supper will be served. 

    *You must read the book to attend* 

     The Spring Book Club will be held in the Cobble Hill home of member Donna Boland, a block from the Bergen Street F and G trains. Organizers will send you the address once you have registered. 

    Two volunteers are needed: one for set-up, one for photography and write-up.

    If you have questions, contact Book Club co-chair Lisa Homa at  lisa@lisahoma.com.

    About the book:

    “Former New Yorker editor Emily Nunn chronicles her journey to heal old wounds and find comfort in the face of loss through travel, home-cooked food, and the company of friends and family. In the salty snap of a single Virginia ham biscuit, in the sour tang of Grandmother’s Lemon Cake, Nunn experiences the healing power of comfort food—and offers up dozens of recipes for the wonderful meals that saved her life. With the biting humor of David Sedaris and the emotional honesty of Cheryl Strayed, Nunn delivers a moving account of her descent into darkness and her gradual, hard-won return to the living.”



    • 06/20/2019
    • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • La Palapa, 77 Saint Marks Place, NY NY 10003
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    La Cocina at La Palapa

    Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:30 - 10:30 pm

    La Palapa,77 Saint Marks Place, NY NY 10003

    $47 per member

    On Thursday, June 20th at La Palapa, Chef Barbara Sibley is thrilled to host executive director Caleb Zigas and two La Cocina entrepreneurs, Guisell Osorio from Sabores del Sur and Dilsa Lugo of Los Cilantros to celebrate the release of We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream.

    Join Chef Barbara, Caleb, Guisell, and Dilsa at Menton for an evening of sharing stories over delicious, soulful food and tequila. A four course menu will highlight dishes inspired by La Cocina entrepreneurs, weaving together the narratives shared in the cookbook with Chef Barbara's own narrative. Each guest will take home a copy of We Are La Cocina.

    La Cocina, a San Francisco-based non-profit, was founded in 2005 with the belief that a community of talented natural entrepreneurs, given the right resources, can create self-sufficient businesses that benefit themselves, their families, their community, and the whole city. They support businesses by providing an affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities. We focus primarily on providing resources to women from communities of color and immigrant communities

    We Are La Cocina offers evocative and beautiful lent and their food to pursue economic freedom and over 120 of their recipes for you to taste that success in your home. This book offers home cooks a glimpse into the world of La Cocina, and the world around all of us.

    Three volunteers are needed: one for check in, one for photography and one for write-up.

    If you have questions, contact Barbara Sibley at barbaragsibley@gmail.com.

Past events

05/21/2019 Happy Hour, May: We Try Indian Inspired Cocktails at Baar Baar
05/14/2019 Discover THE ITALIAN TABLE with author, blogger and culinary tour organizer Elizabeth Minchilli
05/14/2019 Herb Spring Supper at the Horticultural Society of NY
05/07/2019 International Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Pairing with Milène Jardine Chocolatier
04/29/2019 Spring Potluck
04/16/2019 Dine-Around: Bricolage - Park Slope
04/09/2019 Skills Workshop: Fermentation Workshop
04/08/2019 Cocktail Club: Gin
04/06/2019 Foraging Tour of Central Park with "Wildman" Steve Brill
04/04/2019 Instant Indian – Indian Cooking in the Instant Pot
04/03/2019 Business Skills Workshop: Food Styling Q&A with Lisa Homa
03/27/2019 Happy Hour, March: Back to Brooklyn at Torst
03/23/2019 Learn to Cook the Indian Way with Garima Kothari
03/19/2019 Dine-Around: Raclette
03/18/2019 Business Skills Workshop: Keep the Cash Flowing!
03/12/2019 Too Good to Passover - Pre-Passover Seder Dinner and Discussion with Jennifer Adabi
02/26/2019 Skills Workshop: Map Your Journey to Profit!
02/25/2019 Happy Hour February: Factory 380
01/28/2019 Cocktail Club: Rye Whiskey
01/23/2019 NYWCA January Happy Hour
01/17/2019 NYWCA Winter Book Club - DELICIOUS! by Ruth Reichl
01/07/2019 NYWCA Dine-Around: Korean BBQ at Yoon NYC
12/17/2018 Holiday Happy Hour at Vanguard Wine Bar
12/04/2018 NYWCA Challah Baking for the New Jewish Home (and Challah Lovers!)
11/19/2018 NYWCA Skills Workshop: Cookbook Publishing
11/15/2018 NYWCA Wellness Tasting Workshop: Are You a Supertaster?
11/14/2018 NYWCA Macanese Cooking Demo
11/08/2018 Skills Workshop: Amp Up Your Business Aptitude for Success!
11/07/2018 NYWCA Warm Up with Whiskey November Happy Hour
11/05/2018 NYWCA Chef Peer Networking: A Meeting of the Grinds
10/30/2018 NYWCA Wine Tasting: Riesling & Rotis

Note: NYWCA policy is that cancellations made 7 days or less before an event are not refundable, unless the member who is canceling can fill her space with someone on the wait list or another replacement. Up to 7 days, members can cancel through their profile page, or by contacting the organizer. The Treasurer will issue the refund via original form of payment, less the $5 cancellation fee to cover processing cost. If the program is cancelled by the NYWCA, your full cost, including fees, will be refunded.

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