On International Women's Day we thought we would highlight 5 amazing women in the cooking world who have made our food tastier and more exciting.
1. Julia Child - The women who brought french cuisine to the masses and was one of the first female TV chef personalities.
Check Julia out in action here.
2. Clare Smyth - Clare was the first British female chef to hold three michelin stars. Starting out under Gordon Ramsey her cuisine is inspired by her Irish roots. Her new restaurant is set to open August 2016.
Check out some of her recipes here
3. Elena Arzak - Elena Arzak is head chef at restaurant Arzak in San Sebastian, and is deemed the 17th best restaurant in the world. She said that her success in cooking comes from growing up in a society where women were encouraged to reach the highest potential professionally.
'We are a matriarchal society where the woman has always been very strong. So I grew up in a society… where being a woman chef is normal,' said Elena.
See Elena's restaurant here
4. Niki Nakayama - Niki was featured in Netflix Chef's Table for her japense restaurant in Los Angles. Due to sexist attitudes, Nakayama decided to work in closed kitchens, where diners can't see her, and therefore, can't take her gender into consideration when judging her food, she says that "It's better that the guests just focus on the food versus who's making the food. With Japanese food, it's so easy to have an idea of what your chef should look like."
Find out more about her restaurant here
5. Helene Darroze- Helen recently won Best Female Chef in 2015. She is so well-known in the restaurant world that she inspired the character of Colette in the 2007 film Ratatouille.
Check out her website here