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Meet three amazing women restaurant, catering, and pop up kitchen entrepreneurs.

Don’t miss our exciting panel of Los Angeles chef-owners and hear how their passion for food and their entrepreneurial spirit brought them to the restaurant industry. We will talk about how they got started, what are the challenges they have faced operating in the Pandemic, and how food has brought joy to their lives. Our Panel will feature pop-up kitchen and wingz queen, Melissa Cottingham of Melnificent Wingz, Katina Cyler owner of Sweet Blessings by Cyler, a Van Nuys soul food phenom that actress Gabriel Union raves about, and the ever creative and adapting, chef, caterer, and magnificent baker, Elizabeth Mehditach of Café Leza.

“I am so excited to have these three amazing and creative chefs as part of our panel! All of them have varied experiences from farmer’s markets, catering, pops up kitchens, and brick and mortar. Their culinary training is top-notch and it shows in their mouth-watering food, and presentation of their eye-catching plates”, says, Celeste Young-Ramos, the NEW WBC Restaurant Program Manager. “This is an event you will not want to miss!”

If you would like to learn more about our Ready. Open. Serve. Restaurant program and how you can receive free food service consulting and advertising for your food service business, sign up at https://www.new-wbc.org/programs/ready-open-serve/restaurants/