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These Are 2017’s Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink

September 14, 2017

Fortune, the esteemed business magazine and sister publication of Food & Wine, has released its list of 2017’s Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the series that celebrates the achievements of “entrepreneurs, activists, and idealists” who stretch the limits of the culinary world to exciting new places.

This year, Fortune awarded the top spot to Katherine Miller, the founder of Chef Action Network, a nonprofit that urges chefs to wield their influence and inspire change through educational programming and sustainability outreach. She follows in the footsteps of 2016’s top honoree Emily Broad Leib of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic.

Among the ranks of this year’s list is an array of women who head nonprofits, run successful bakeries and restaurants, front national food and product business, and carve new avenues in food media. Other names on the list include Vivian Howard of A Chef’s Life, April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress cum baking business owner.

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For the full list of this year’s honorees head over to Fortune.

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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.