When it comes to the family kitchen, statistics show women are still the masters of home cookery, but once you venture outside of the home, the food industry becomes quite male-dominated.
From kitchen lines filled with male cooks to food companies run by men, being a female leader in an industry run by men is no easy feat — but it's not impossible either.
The food industry has a handful of iconic females like Julia Child, Rachel Ray and more recently Christina Tosi.
In the slideshow below, we look at 10 female Canadian culinary stars. From world renowned chefs to a master sommelier to a vegan cookbook author, these women are changing the way we eat.
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