12 rising female chefs you should know

From pastry powerhouse to vegetable virtuoso, these women are approaching the top of the culinary world.

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The James Beard Awards, known as the Oscars of food, have long struggled to adequately represent women and minorities. But in recent years, there's a ray of hope: Of the 13 Best Chef awards given in 2019, six winners are chefs of color, and seven are women.

To note the progress of this and other organizations in representing women, we take a look at some of the world's best chefs of the female persuasion.

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