NRA to screen new film highlighting lack of females in foodservice


The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is to host an early screening of a new documentary film that highlights what the hospitality industry can do to empower women in the sector.

A Fine Line is a portrayal of women in restaurants, delving into topics such as workplace harassment, equal pay, paid parental leave and career advancement, and will be shown on May 20 during this year’s Show at McCormick Place Chicago.

The film also explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, with insights from world-renowned chefs and small-town restaurateurs.

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Following the screening attendees will hear directly from filmmaker Joanna James, as she has a conversation with Chicago’s leading chefs and humanitarians, Rick Bayless and Carrie Nahabedian, about their own experiences with the issues facing women in foodservice today. 

“These conversations are so important. We’re thrilled to be bringing a film with such a timely and crucial message to a national and international audience,” said Mary Pat Heftman, president, Restaurant Show Group, National Restaurant Association Show.

“This screening is another way for the Show to provide our 65,000 attendees and exhibitors access to important issues, conversations, and people they might not find otherwise. We love offering content like this that’s more than the traditional trade show educational session,” said Heftman.  

This showing will take place on Monday, May 20th from 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Lakeside Center, Room E350 during this year’s 100th Anniversary Restaurant Show at McCormick Place Chicago.

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