The Gulf Coast Food Project

Women in Food

Women have played significant roles in food production, distribution, and education—from their own kitchens to the kitchens of some of the finest restaurants in Houston. These research projects endeavor to preserve those rich histories. Each project contains an oral history interview with notable Houston women involved in all facets of food (including restaurateurs, chefs, food writers, educators, and advocates). Central to this project is an exploration of how gender has shaped women’s experiences in the food industry: What specific challenges and opportunities do women encounter? Is the professional food industry a “man’s world”? How have women challenged, adapted to, and transformed the world of food? What are their unique perspectives and experiences?


Click here to hear from some of the women who have taken part so far.