Come for the celebration, stay for the sizzle!



In a fiercely competitive industry, three Jewish women have become household names. They are restaurateurs, businesswomen, but first and foremost they are three of the most successful, sought after, chefs in Los Angeles. Each is a powerhouse and philanthropist, whose Jewish values help shape their work and lives. Susan Feniger, Suzanne Tracht and Nancy Silverton will share their stories, and their delicious creations, at The Power of Women Luncheon on March 22nd.

Recognizable by her funky tortoise shell specs and orange Converse All-Stars, Susan Feniger has been big on the LA and National food scene for decades. She was also a star of Too Hot Tamales and Bravo’s hit Top Chef Masters, among other network television food favorites. Her most recent restaurant, STREET, in Hollywood, elevates international street food to memorable cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. She has been on the board of the Scleroderma Research Foundation for as long as it takes for a good balsamic to age to sweet, and is also active on the board of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center.

Suzanne Tracht enjoys a packed dining room every night at her restaurant Jar, in West Hollywood. Known for her contemporary renditions of classic American dishes, Suzanne’s career has reached great heights in the Los Angeles restaurant world, and her success has projected her onto the national food scene, cooking at the James Beard House, and appearing on shows such as Top Chef Masters. Suzanne has been involved in the Federation-supported JFS/SOVA food pantry and numerous other charitable organizations.

If you’re not eating her bread at least once a week already, you should be. Of La Brea Bakery, Campanile, and most recently Pizzeria Mozza fame, Nancy Silverton is an acclaimed baker and chef, and as much of a celebrity in this city as the stars eating at her restaurants. Nancy takes her passion for food in another direction with her heavy involvement with Meals-On-Wheels programs in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

I’d tell you more, but the visions of crusty bread, perfectly seasoned juicy steak, and incredible lamb kafta meatballs drizzled in date and carob molasses are making me hungry. Instead, take a moment to sign up for The Power of Women Luncheon on Tuesday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at HANGAR:8 at the Santa Monica Airport, and get a taste of Susan, Nancy, and Suzanne’s cuisine and Jewish roots with television style demonstrations, and of course, a fabulous lunch. Click here to register right now!

The Power of Women Luncheon is part of our Centennial Celebration, recognizing the 100th Anniversary of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Click here for more information on our Centennial Celebrations.

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