Culinary Women Waymakers

Since the arrival of the Moravians in 1753, women have been making significant strides in Winston-Salem. Well before Rosie the Riveter and Gloria Steinem, Moravian women were educated, earning their own wages and had the freedom of choice when it came to marriage. Today, women are calling the shots in many of the city’s most popular restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. From the mom-trepreneur owning three local restaurants to the seventh-generation Moravian still hand-rolling and hand-cutting every delicious wafer-thin cookie (that made it onto Oprah Winfrey’s coveted holiday favorite list). These visionary women waymakers are taking Winston-Salem’s culinary community to new heights in the kitchen and behind the scenes.

Local Restaurants & Foodie Ventures with Women Leading the Charge: