Courtney Segal '15 in the Boston, Mass., kitchen of Townsman with chef-owner Matthew Jennings. Photo: Matt Jennings
When Courtney Segal ‘15 first heard about the James Beard Foundation Women in Culinary Leadership (WICL) Grant, an accelerated mentorship and training program for women in food service, she knew immediately that she had to go for it.
Applicants were asked to choose one or all from a list of renowned chefs. Again, this baking & pastry grad didn’t hesitate to pick her two favorites: Momofuku Milk Bar, Christina Tosi’s pastry juggernaut, and Townsman, Matt Jennings’ new Boston brasserie.
A few short months later, Courtney found herself in the Townsman kitchen, working alongside Jennings and his crew.