New Documentary Highlights Trailblazing Female Chefs


A new feature-length documentary highlights the work of the female chefs running some of the world's best kitchens.

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution, directed by Maya Gallus focuses on seven female chefs – Anne-Sophie Pic, Amanda Cohen, Anita Lo, Angela Hartnett, Charlotte Langley, Suzanne Barr and Victoria Blamey – who are trailblazing and who have all had to push extra hard to rise to the top in what is still a very macho, male-dominated industry.

"The familiar macho posturing of celebrity chefs has reached a tipping point," says the blurb on the Red Queen Productions website. "Now with an influx of women at the helm of restaurants, and a younger generation unwilling to submit to the brutal conditions once considered the norm, the rules of 'kitchen culture' as we know it are being rewritten."

The film will premiere at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival tonight (26 April) and we'll bring you more news of any wider release, as we have it.

In the meantime, enjoy the trailer below.