Brand X: Lady Chefs Take Over!

It's been quite a while since I last wrote for Brand X, but as I've been eating out around town a lot lately, I noticed a fascinating new trend taking shape on the L.A. dining scene: young female chefs are taking over some of the most established, big-name kitchens around town.

I decided to delve into this sweeping change by talking to five of the young ladies I'd come across, and hearing their thoughts on why this is happening, what it's like for them, and where they think all this is trending.

I talked to Sara Johannes at WP24 at the Ritz-Carlton at L.A. Live, former Top Chef contender Jamie Lauren at Beechwood, Waylynn Lucas at Bazaar, Giselle Wellman at Petrossian, and Megan Logan at Nick + Stef's.

Not only were they all quite voluble and articulate, but they also had fascinating perspectives on the changing nature of the professional kitchen...and how a woman's touch is responsible for it. Definitely one of the more interesting pieces I've had the chance to write lately, so take a look!