Christensen to Lead Female Chef Team

Spotlight on Ashley Christensen

Ashley Christensen Spot MainJames Beard Award-winning chef ASHLEY CHRISTENSEN will head up an all-female team of chefs for GLOW’s foundation fundraiser this month.

The seventh annual Celebrity Chef Events are scheduled for January 20 and 21, including a limited-seating dinner at a private residence and a luncheon at Country Club of Landfall.

Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, or GLOW, has a history of having celebrity chefs visit for fundraisers because of industry ties from the school’s founder JUDY GIRARD, former president of the Food Network.

The school, the state’s only single-gender public charter school, opened in 2016 with a focus to work with girls from underserved communities.

This year’s culinary team, lead by Christensen, includes Garland owner/chef CHEETIE KUMAR from Raleigh; Aragosta owner/chef DEVIN FINIGAN from Deer Isle, Maine; and Monteverde partner/chef SARAH GRUENEBERG from Chicago. 

The James Beard Foundation named Christensen Best Chef in the Southeast in 2014 and Most Outstanding Chef in 2019.

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