Sunday, April 14, 2024

Celebrating Amazing Women in the SoFla Dining Scene

We love celebrating our talented hospitality community, so in honor of Women’s History Month we’re spotlighting a selection of incredible ladies with a three-part series. This week’s extraordinary humans are breaking down barriers in the industry, launching their own brands and always delivery quality meals that delight our palates.  

Camille Martin – Chef, Le Bilboquet

The New York outpost may be new to the island, but you’ll find its signature dishes and a few new takes on the menu thanks to Chef Martin. Originally from Normandy, Camille has been passionate about cooking all her life. As the group’s Executive Chef, she’s the first woman to head the team at Le Bilboquet, which was founded by Philippe Delgrange and has several locations throughout the country. 

245 Worth Ave, Palm Beach; 561/812-2363;

Jenny Lipman – Co-Owner, Coolinary Café & The Parched Pig

Jenny is in charge of the front-of-house for both establishments while her husband Chef Tim manages the kitchens. As a Florida native, she knows what works in our dining scene and has created a celebrated restaurant and dynamic cocktail lounge for us all to enjoy.

4650 Donald Ross Rd, Palm Beach Gardens; 561/249-6760;

Kristina Lathan – General Manager, Rivertail

As a hospitality veteran, Kristina knows what it takes to run a successful restaurant. She’s been in the industry for decades and today is in charge of Rivertail, one of Fort Lauderdale’s most unique restaurants. Celebrated chef Jose Mendin is bringing his lively take on seafood to this waterfront café and popular watering hole. 

4 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954/306-2665;

Lindsay Autry – Chef & Co-Partner, The Regional Kitchen & Public House

This North Carolina native has brought her southern heritage to South Florida and blended it with her world travels to serve up soulful American cuisine with a hint of international flavors. Her resume includes competing on Bravo’s Top Chef and stints in Miami, Mexico and now Palm Beach with the 2016 opening of her own restaurant. As a three time James Beard nominee, Lindsay knows how to create dishes that speak for themselves. 

651 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach; 561/557-6460;

Lisabet Summa – Executive Culinary Director & Chef Partner, Big Time Restaurant Group

Whether you visit Louie Bossi’s or Elisabetta’s, you know you’re in for a delicious, housemade meal from the scratch kitchen. Lisabet has been a part of the Big Time Restaurant team for nearly three decades and is one of the few women in the country who is both a culinary executive and owner. Her newest venture Elisabetta’s in West Palm Beach is a gorgeous open air venue that welcomes you in for a glass of wine and a decadent feast.

32 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach; 561/560-6699

185 Banyan Blvd, West Palm Beach; 561/342-6699

Virginia Philip – Wine Director, The Breakers & Owner, Virginia Philip Wine Spirits & Academy 

Two decades ago, Virginia became the 11th woman in the world to earn her Master Sommelier accreditation. Today, she supervises the extensive wine program at the iconic Breakers in addition to running her expansive store that hosts more than 850 international bottles. 

1 S County Rd, Palm Beach; 877/724-3188;

340 Royal Poinciana Plz, Palm Beach; 561/557-4202

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Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie is a food lover, travel fanatic, bookworm, Francophile, and she believes art in all its forms is good for the soul. When she’s not writing about the incredible dishes, people and places that capture South Florida's culture and vibe, Christie is irresistibly happy in the company of her husband and a glass of red wine.

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