One of the great ironies in the food industry is that even though millions of women around the world cook and provide meals to their families daily, there are few women employed in professional kitchens (outside of pastry). And the few high profile female chefs often get overlooked, as was the case in Time Magazine’s recent cover story entitled “The Gods of Food,” where nary a woman was included among the nearly 100 chefs and food personalities the editors considered the most influential today.

It’s not just the media’s fault, though, there were also no women recognized among the highly influential World’s 50 Best Restaurants (just look at this slideshow, it could be a foodie’s PlayGirl).

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