A Fine Line: Screening, Q&A, and Dinner

Friday, October 20

Time: 5:30–10:30 p.m.

Join us on Friday, October 20 for a screening of the award-winning documentary, A Fine Line, exploring why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, when traditionally women have always held the central role in the kitchen. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director, producer, and editor Joanna James and a dinner.

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Following the screening, Ms. James will be joined on stage by three female chefs who have made the difficult journey to the top of the kitchen. After the Q&A, you’re invited to enjoy a four-course dinner with a menu inspired by these eminent chefs with wine and beverages included.

Joanna James
Valerie James
Valerie James, chef and owner of Val’s Restaurant, is the mother of the filmmaker and one of the stars of the film. A Fine Line chronicles her path against all odds to achieve success doing what she loves most—bringing people together over good food and hospitality.
Christine Ha, the first-ever blind contestant winner of MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay and owner of The Blind Goat,  Xin Chào, and Stuffed Belly in Houston, TX. Her first cookbook, Recipes from My Home Kitchen, was a New York Times best-seller and Christine has again been named one of the James Beard Award 2022 finalists for Best Chef, Texas region.
Christine Ha
Tanya Holland
Acclaimed for her inventive take on modern soul food, as well as comfort classics, Tanya Holland, award-winning chef at Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, CA, and author of The Brown Sugar Kitchen Cookbook and New Soul Cooking. Holland competed on the 15th season of Top Chef on Bravo, was the host and soul food expert on Food Network’s Melting Pot, she appears on the new Max show Selena + Chef featuring Selena Gomez, and is the host of Tanya’s Kitchen Table on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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