New York Women's Culinary Alliance

New York Women’s Culinary Alliance
2017–18 Application for NEW Members

The application deadline is 11:59pm, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. 

Please note that the information you enter here will appear in all your member records, including the printed Member Directory, so you are asked to enter all your contact information accurately, using standard capitalization and correct punctuation.

Thank you.

(Your title will appear under your name in the Member Directory, so you are encouraged to list a title that best indicates your primary professional role.)



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Online Information

Please note that if you include complete URLs, they will automatically be hyperlinked, which will enable members to network with you more efficiently.

(e.g. Google+, Tumbler, Pinterest)

Alliance Overview

The New York Women’s Culinary Alliance is a participatory organization that encourages members to become involved in programs, events, committees, and fundraising functions. This results in a group of active and involved women in the culinary field.

To be considered for membership in the NYWCA:

  • Applicant must work full-time in the food or beverage industry for a minimum average of 30 hours/week.
  • Applicant must work or reside in the metro New York City area.

To retain membership in good standing in NYWCA, members must do at least one of the following each year:

  • Sponsor or give a program or food demonstration
  • Become an active member of a committee
  • Perform a specific function for the organization
  • Attend a minimum of four programs/events

You and the Alliance

I work full-time in the food or beverage industry for a minimum average of 30 hours/week
and reside or work in metro NYC.

 Friend/colleague who is a member (her name): (how did you find it?):
 Media (please specify):
 Other (please specify):

Application for membership should include the following:

  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals in the food or beverage field
  • A current resume

1) Please provide the names of two (2) references from professionals in the food or beverage field—who may be, but do not have to be, NYWCA members—and submit a letter of recommendation from each as PDF or Word document below:

Upload Three Letters of Recommendation



2) Please submit a current resume as a PDF or Word document.


Alternately, you may snail-mail hard copies of your current resume and two (2) letters of recommendation to the New Member Vice Chair. Materials must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Mail materials to:

Johanna Kolodny 
NYWCA New Member Vice Chair 
8 West 19th Street, #4 
New York, NY  10011

Committees and Activities

The NYWCA thrives on member commitment. Please indicate in order of preference (1 and 2) which Committee/s you are interested in participating in to support the Alliance. Every effort will be made to honor your preferences.

Yes  No

(If so, please briefly describe your program idea.)

Would you like to earn credits by volunteering to assist with the planning of an event or special project?

 Yes, I can volunteer with event/project planning
 Yes, I’d like to volunteer at events

Most programs are hosted in Manhattan; please indicate other areas in the immediate tri-state area you would like to see programs hosted:

Most programs are scheduled in the evenings; please indicate other times you would like to see events being organized:


Skills and Interests

Please indicate which skills/interests, whether or not they apply to your job or to the food industry, that you would be willing to share to support the Alliance.

Data Management
Event Planning
Video Production
Website Management

Are there other functions you would like to perform? If so, please describe.

Directory Networking Index

Please list up to three (3) categories that best describe your primary field(s) of professional activity. If you select more than three, only the first three (in alphabetical order) will be included in directory in the networking section. This is a valuable networking tool, so complete this section with this in mind.

Baker/Cake Designer
Book Publishing/Packager
Cheese Specialist
Chef, Cook
Chef, Pastry
Chef, Private
Cooking School, Owner/Admin
Copy Editor
Culinary Educator
Culinary Guide/Escort
Editor, Digital
Editor, Food and Wine
Editor, Travel
Event/Conference Planner
Food Manufacturer/Importer/Wholesaler
Food Photographer
Food Producer/Grower
Food Scientist/Technologist
Food Stylist
Food Stylist Assistant
Food Tech, Digital
Foodservice Facility Manager
Home Economist
Literary Agent
Product Development
Prop Stylist
Public Relations
Radio/Podcast Production
Recipe Developer
Recipe Tester
Restaurant, Foodservice Consultant
Restaurant, Owner/Manager
Social Media/Content Marketing
Spokesperson - Media
Test Kitchen Professional
TV/Video Production
Wine/Beverage Professional
Writer, Food and Wine
Writer, Travel

If you have an area of special focus or expertise within a category please list it below. Some examples include a type of cuisine, either ethnic or health (e.g. Brazilian, vegan, diabetes) or specific beverage (e.g. spirits, teas), special educational focus, sustainability or organics, artisanal foods, business development, media training, appliances, or cooking technique.


New Membership dues are $165.00 ($150.00 annual membership dues plus a one-time $15.00 initiation fee) and may be paid by credit card using the form below, or by company or personal check or money order payable to New York Women’s Culinary Alliance. (Please ensure that your name appears on your check or money order.)

Once you’ve completed the application and uploaded your resume and two (2) letters of recommendation, please submit your application with the SUBMIT button below by 11:59pm, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. If not paying by credit card, promptly send your check or money order to cover your annual dues to:

Johanna Kolodny
NYWCA New Member Vice Chair
8 West 19th Street, #4
New York, NY 10011

Thank you! The board will review your application and you will be notified of your acceptance by the end of June 2017. We will promptly return the $165.00 payment if you are not eligible for membership.

If you have any questions, please contact Johanna Kolodny at 609-933-8217 or email

Payment Method

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