Tonight: Denver's top female chefs light the fire at Jax Fish House

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

"A few years ago, during a brainstorming session, I came up with an idea to create an all-female chef cooking event, something that would bring together some of the best female chefs in Denver," says Sheila Lucero, executive chef of Jax Fish House in Denver and Boulder, and the force behind Females on Fire, a celebration of girl power that ignites tonight at 6 p.m. at Jax Fish House-Denver (1539 17th Street) and again at Jax Fish House-Boulder (928 Pearl Street) tomorrow night.

The dinners, which cost $100 per person, feature a cocktail hour and five courses paired with wines from Elyse Winery. Participating chefs at tonight's event include Elise Wiggins (Panzano); Mary Nguyen (Parallel 17); Aniedra Nichols (Elway's Cherry Creek); and Kathleen Kenny Davia (Gateaux), along with cocktologist Anika Zappe from Root Down. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Females on Fire Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to a female student pursuing a culinary arts degree at the Denver campus of Johnson & Wales.

For more information, go to www.jaxdenver.com and click on the events heading.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.