Anne Rosenzweig is the Greta Garbo of the food world. Famous by the age of 32, she was one of the first women to be a chef-owner, a position that in the 80s was a men-only club. Over two short decades, Rosenzweig went from kitchen apprentice to opening Arcadia, the happening spot on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, then coaxing a successful reboot of the ‘21’ Club and opening other successful New York City restaurants, including the Lobster Club and Inside.

In those heady years, she was a finalist (and the only woman under consideration) for the position of White House chef in the Clinton administration; co-founded Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, the first organization of its kind, dedicated to furthering the careers of women chefs; and joined the prison-reform program Fresh Start, teaching culinary skills to inmates at Rikers Island.