Under the Toque: Beard Awards, Gender Gaps


Check out the semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards in the chef and restaurant categories.

Marcus Samuelsson is helping with the reopening of the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., by designing the dinner and brunch menus for the theater’s supper club and appointing an executive chef to its kitchen. [WBJ Biz Beat]

A survey conducted by the American Culinary Federation revealed that female chefs still get paid less than their male counterparts. [The Daily Meal]

Didier Elena has bowed out of the executive-chef position at Alain Ducasse’s Adour after 20 years of working with Ducasse’s restaurant group. [Eater]

Ryan Skeen is leaving Pera Soho after only two months of working there. [Grub Street]