Eater Crunches The Numbers, Figures Out Women Chefs Make up 28% of the 2014 James Beard Award Finalists

And more awesome stuff other people did on the Internet today.

Photo: Eater

Photo: Eater

This year’s James Beard Award finalists were announced yesterday, and Eater has done some serious number crunching to come up with the gender breakdown within the chef categories. It turns out that women chefs make up 28% of the 2014 finalists, the highest percentage since 2009.

In order to clearly depict how 2014′s numbers compare to previous years, Eater placed this year’s data up against a five-year average (from 2009 to 2013). The results? The percentage of female Best Chef finalists was above average in every category except for three.

Head on over to Eater for a complete gender breakdown of the chef categories, plus more awesome infographics.

Here’s some more fascinating stuff we came across today:

Sugars found in tequila could help you lose weight. [TIME]

Pastry chef to the Obamas is hanging up his whisk. [NYTimes]

This app wants to be “Uber for pizza.” [Eater SF]

Ivan Ramen’s negi cutter slices scallions in seconds. [Zagat]

 

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