Wednesday, February 18, 2015
#WomanCrushWednesday: Traci Des Jardins
This week's culinary #WomanCrushWednesday is Traci Des Jardins. Traci is the Executive Chef/Owner of San Francisco's Jardiniere, along as chef/owner/partner in three other restaurants. Traci is a Northern California native that spent time in several three star French restaurants and many notable San Francisco fine dining kitchens before opening Jardiniere in 1998. Traci is a winner of two James Beard awards, and has appeared on such shows as "Top Chef", Ilan Hall's "Knife Fight", and "Iron Chef America", on which she defeated Iron Chef Batali. Traci has helped lead the way for women to be a key part of the culinary profession, and is known for her passion for seasonal, local, and sustainable ingredients, and the small farms that produce them.