ICC Founder & CEO Dorothy Cann Hamilton listed first in the “Five Women Who Inspire Me, by James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro.”
1. Dorothy Cann Hamilton, founder of the International Culinary Center
I like to say she had the smarts to hire me as president of JBF, even though I had not worked in the food industry, when she took over as chair of our foundation’s Board of Trustees. Her incredible energy and passion for celebrating the importance of a culinary education and the role of America’s great chefs in making a difference is positively contagious. She never stops! Dorothy is serving as the president of the USA Pavilion at the World Expo in Milan this year and was just honored with the French Legion of Honor—félicitations, Dorothy!
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