Only 43 women of the 262 Best New Chefs published in Food & Wine -- or less than 16 percent -- have made the list since it was launched in 1988. No women were chosen in 2003. One woman was selected from 2004 to 2007 and from 2009 to 2011. Two women were named in 2008, 2012 and 2014.
But there is hope for female professional chefs out there yet.
Quick update, for those still interested in Amy's Baking Company: It's evidently still terrifying. Because now knives are being used outside the kitchen, and we're left wondering what could have made Amy and Samy Bouzaglo snap.
As we previously reported, NBC is currently casting a new reality competition cooking show, which looks to pit home chefs against professional cooks in some sort of ultimate blah blah showdown. Luckily, we’re pretty well-versed in the biggest of kitchen competition disasters from both home cooks and professionals alike, so we’re more than happy to offer up some Braiser-approved blunders to avoid if you’re planning on auditioning for this one. You’re welcome.