Golden Valley’s Lat 14 Chef Honored
A Golden Valley chef is in the spotlight.
The James Beard Foundation chose Ann Ahmed, the chef from Golden Valley’s Lat 14 and Brooklyn Park’s Lemongrass to be a part of a program promoting female chefs in the industry. She was one of 20 chefs chosen from across the country for the 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) program. The program is in its third year. It aims to support female food industry entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, and chefs in order to grow their careers and businesses.
“This year’s WEL fellows represent the rich diversity of our industry and are an inspiring group of future leaders,” said Clare Reichenbach, CEO of the James Beard Foundation, in a press release. “These women are ready to scale their businesses and expand their impact in their communities and beyond. We’re excited to be providing them with the toolkit, resources, and network to help them deliver their vision and ambition for growth.”
The Foundation started the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program as a way to address the gender imbalance in the industry.
To learn more about the winners and the program, click here.