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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Chef Einat Admony attends City Harvest's 21st Annual Bid Against Hunger at Pier 36 on October 7, 2015, in New York City. Chef Einat Admony attends City Harvest's 21st Annual Bid Against Hunger at Pier 36 on October 7, 2015, in New York City. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for City Harvest)

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Einat Admony, Balaboosta, New York

Einat Admony is the chef and owner of Balaboosta, the fine-dining Mediterranean restaurant; Kish-Kash, New York’s first couscous bar; and the beloved falafel chain, Taim, all in New York. She is also the author of two cookbooks: "Balaboosta" and "Shuk."

The mother of two has been named a semifinalist for Best Chef: New York State in the 2020 James Beard Awards.

“Cooking is a way to express my love and compassion for those around me,” Admony said. “It is also a way to connect the past with the present and future. The flavors, the smells, the sounds, they flood me with memories and bring me instantly back to my childhood. And make me feel whole.”

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