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OUUF – 1:00 pm – July 10, 2018

Theme: Food for Thought


Leah Chase and Pat Mitchell: An interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine   22:41

TEDWomen 2017 | November 2017

Leah Chase’s New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people came together, where activists planned protests and where the police entered but did not disturb — and it continues to operate in the same spirit today. In conversation with TEDWomen Curator Pat Mitchell, the 94-year old Queen of Creole Cuisine (who still runs the Dooky Chase kitchen) shares her wisdom from a lifetime of activism, speaking up and cooking.


Leah Chase · Restaurateur

Leah Chase has spent the last seven decades serving her signature gumbo and hospitality to everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. to James Baldwin to Barack Obama.

Pat Mitchell · Curator, connector, convener and advocate for women’s leadership

Pat Mitchell is a lifelong advocate for women and girls, known for her work as a journalist, producer, television executive and curator.