From a press release, which I highly recommend. When I saw Joyce Goldstein’s name, I knew that it’s going to be a home run…


The Bay Area was the epicenter of the first generation of influential female chefs in America. Join us for an evening as we celebrate the trailblazers in food, beverage, and hospitality who paved the way for today’s new wave of phenoms. The evening includes a pre-panel sparkling wine reception, panel discussion with culinary luminaries, and post-panel walk-around reception in Copia’s Hestan Kitchen.


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5:00 p.m. | Bubbles and Book Signing with “Wine Country Women of Napa Valley”
6:00 p.m. | Film Screening: “A Fine Line”
7:15 p.m. | Panel: Women! Trailblazers & The New Wave
8:15 p.m. | Walk-Around Reception featuring food and wine by NorCal women


Joanna James, Filmmaker, “A Fine Line”
Pauline Lhote, Director of Winemaking, Domaine Chandon
Ana Diogo-Draper, Director of Winemaking, Artesa Vineyards and Winery
Tanya Holland, Executive Chef and Owner, Brown Sugar Kitchen
Elizabeth Binder, Executive Chef and Owner, Hand-Crafted Catering
Joyce Goldstein, Chef, Author and Restaurant Consultant
Moderator: Maryam Ahmed, Public Programs, CIA
Introduction by Anne Girvin, Strategic Marketing, CIA

The August Conversations at Copia is presented by The Culinary Institute of America, Wine Country Women, and Napa Valley Film Festival. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch.