On March 26 The Brown Hotel, Louisville, Ky., hosted a group of celebrity chefs, foodservice industry professionals and students for "A Salute to Women, Wine and Whiskey," an event to raise funds for a scholarship for a female student attending Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS).

(l to r) Judy Schad of Capriole Farms, Kathy Cary of Lilly's, Laurent Géroli of The Brown Hotel, Susan Goss of West Town Tavern and Gale Gand of Tru

Joining The Brown Hotel's executive chef Laurent Géroli in preparing a five-course dinner in honor of Women's History Month that evening was cheesemaker Judy Schad of Capriole Farm, Warfordsburg, Pa.; chef Kathy Cary of Lilly's, Louisville; chef Katie Payne of Sullivan University; and Chicago chefs Susan Goss of West Town Tavern; and Gale Gand of Tru. NCHS faculty and students prepared hors d'oeuvres during the reception portion, which featured cocktails from mixologist Joy Perrine.