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

    • 01/17/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UES home of Fanny Farkas

    The Winter Book Club selection is Delicious! by Ruth Reichl, former Gourmet editor, NYT restaurant critic, and best selling memoirist. Read the book, reserve your spot, and then get together for a delicious discussion with wine & food—and there will be gingerbread!

    "Fascinating characters...There's romance, intrigue, food history, and the fictional appearance of a very real American culinary icon." —The Austin Chronicle

    The Book Club will be held in the Upper East Side home of Fanny Farkas. Organizers will send you the address once you have registered.

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

    If you have questions, contact Book Club co-chairs Jeanne Voltz jvoltz@nyc.rr.com or Lisa Homa lisa@lisahoma.com.

    * Event is sold out*


    • 01/23/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Jones Wood Foundry 401 E 76th St, New York, NY 100021

    Make networking your career-enhancing New Year Resolution and kickstart a great new habit by joining Alliance members for good conversation, tips and tipples!

    The Jones Wood Foundry

    401 E 76th St. New York, NY 10021


    o register, please click here.

    • 01/28/2019
    • 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The French Cheese Board, 41 Spring Street New York, NY 10012

    Cocktail Club, a hands-on spirited networking series, is back! Join us at the French Cheese Board for a spirited lesson in rye whiskey and a sampling of french cheeses.

    Come learn what distinguishes American rye whiskey from other whiskies (e.g., scotch and bourbon) and discover its regional variations (e.g. Empire, Maryland, and Monongahela). There will be cocktails, too, of course, and the chance to try your hand at stirring and shaking. This Cocktail Club will be deliciously special as the French Cheese Board will be pairing regional French cow cheeses with the regional U.S. rye whiskies.

    3 Volunteers needed: 1 for write-up, 1 for social media and 1 for general help

    For further information contact: Laura Badish (lbaddish@thebaddishgroup.com) or Diana Pittet (dldpittet@gmail.com).

    Members ONLY

    NOTE: Start time subject to change.

    Please register here for the event

    • 02/26/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Carr Workplaces (Met Life Building) 200 Park Avenue #1700, Grand Central Room NYC

    Member Christine Rico, CFO on Speed Dial, will share advice and tips on how to manage your finances and increase profitability. Details of workshop are still being finalized so please watch for more news.

    Light refreshments will be available.  Click HERE to register.

    Photo Credit: rawpixel on Unsplash

    • 03/12/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Home Cooking New York 158 Grand Street Studio #206 New York, NY 10013

    Make a traditional Seder dish, and then join Middle Eastern chef, author, and culinary instructor Jennifer Abadi (and NYWCA member) for a pre-Passover dinner event featuring Alliance-made dishes from her cookbook,Too Good To Passover: Sephardic and Judeo-Arabic Communities of Africa, Asia and Europe.

    We will all make one dish for the Seder, then gather at member Jennifer Clair's Soho Home Cooking New York cooking school for a full Seder menu featuring such dishes as Moroccan Date-Raisins “Truffles”; Egyptian Slow Stewed Beef; Gibraltarian Layered Matzah Pie with Ground Beef; Algerian Broiled Pepper Salad; and Italian Almond-Pignoli Macaroons.

    During the meal, Jennifer will share special stories about Passover from individuals she interviewed for her book, and explain varying Seder plate foods and rituals from the non-Ashkenazic world.

    All attendees will receive TWO credits for the event. Each attendee will recieve a credit for attending, plus an additional credit to 1) prepare one recipe from Jennifer’s cookbook to share at the dinner; or 2) bring two bottles of wine; or 3) take pictures and write a short report of the evening. After signing up and making your ticket selection, Jennifer will be in contact with you about recipes (or wine suggestions) to choose from.

    Signed copies of Too Good To Passover will be available for purchase at the event for a discounted member price of $25/each. If you already know that you would like to purchase any copies, please email Jennifer directly ahead of time (Jennifer@JenniferAbadi.com) so that she can be sure to bring enough books.

    For more information, contact the event organizers: Jennifer Adabi (Jennifer@JenniferAbadi.com) and Jennifer Clair (Jennifer@homecookingny.com).

    $30/person. To sign up for event, click here

    • 03/18/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Carr Workspace (Met Life Building) 200 Park Avenue #1700 New York, NY 10017

    Managing cash is one of the biggest headaches for many emerging and growing businesses. However, there are simple, effective systems that can be used by any size company and freelancer to improve cash flow.

    The workshop will include an introduction to systems for managing cash flow as well as an opportunity for you to get answers to specific questions and problems in your business.

    This is the second of two workshops hosted by member Christine Rico, CFO on Speed Dial, who is personally committed to helping women achieve power and success through being financially knowledgeable and successful. The two workshops are designed to go together, however you do not have to attend the first to benefit from the second.

    This is a hands-on workshop that is grounded in YOUR personal and business purpose and goals. The workshop will include a deep dive into the core of any business. We’ll be working through a planner (laptop or paper – your choice) so that you can tailor to suit your business and personal financial goals. Participants will walk away from the workshop with a clear understanding your cash needs and expenses and how to figure out how much cash you need to run your business.

    • This is the second of two hands-on, practical workshop options for culinary women generoulsy hosted by Christine Rico.
    • Light refreshments will be available.
    • Please note that ID is required to enter the Met Life Building.
    • Questions? Please contact Brona Cosgrave at bronacosgrave@gmail.com

    $13/per person.  To sign up, please click here

    Photo Credit: @rawpixal/Unsplash

    • 03/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Raclette, 511 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009
    • 12

    Après Ski without the Work!

    March 19 at Raclette NYC in the East Village

    Swiss Style Rack–Melted Alpine Cheese • Scraped Table Side

Note: If you need to cancel after registering, there will be a $5.00 cancellation fee. Please notify the program organizer at least 7 days before the event in order to get a full refund (minus the cancellation fee), which will be issued via the original form of payment. If you must cancel within less than 24 hours, please fill your seat with another attendee. If the program is cancelled by the NYWCA, your full cost, including fees, will be refunded.

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