On November 8, Chef Jaime Laurita and I will emcee the Celebrity Chef Ball for Meals on Wheels Chicago. It’s extra special this year as the organization will be honoring the legendary Ina Pinkney. Ina is a dear friend and mentor. Her experience as a restaurateur, cookbook author, brand ambassador, a polio survivor and a…

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Ina Pinkney and Denise Vivaldo share their wit and wisdom while helping to empower women in the culinary industry.  These two are indeed a Dynamic Duo.  Ina Pinkney aka the “Breakfast Queen” is an iconic culinary leader, a former restaurateur, cookbook author, and a recipient of SBA Woman in Business Champion, and Denise Vivaldo is…

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Ina Pinkney is the “Queen of Breakfast” and she will help you change the landscape of your breakfast table, just in time for the holidays. On a personal note, Ina Pinkney is truly a kind and delightful person. I first met her while attending the Women Chefs and Restauranteurs Conference in Los Angeles in April 2016.…

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