A new report called, “Women in Miami-Dade County Economic Participation, Opportunity and Equity 2018,” from Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center, found that women still make 15 percent less than men in Miami-Dade County, although efforts have been made to decrease the gender pay gap. Dr. Maria Ilcheva, the lead researcher of the report, and Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 8 Daniella Levine Cava explained on Sundial which fields the gap remains large and where progress can still be made.
Next, Sundial was joined by a panel of professional women in the culinary industry. Chef Adrianne Calvo is the owner of Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant in Miami. She wrote her fist cookbook as a teenager, opened her first restaurant at the age of 22 and hosts “Maximum Flavor” on NBC 6. Chef Brielle Frantelleone is the executive pastry chef of Chez Bon Bon on Miami Beach, was the recipient of a 2007 culinary James Beard scholarship and attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York City. They talked about the state of the workplace for female chefs in South Florida, how they got to their place in the business, shared some survival tips and where they see the future of the industry.
Also, we have another installment of Sundial’s Live from the 305 music series. We introduce our audience to the band behind our theme music: the tropical Latin Funk band PALO! Steve Roitstein, keyboards player, and Leslie Cartaya, lead vocals, share some memories of the band’s 15 years playing in Miami and how they put together the music for the show. PALO! will be performing at Ball and Chain on Friday.