Celebrating the growing number of women and non-binary folx in the Ptown food & beverage scene
Native Ptownie, Chef Raina Stefani, has created and led the helm of many successful restaurants on Cape, including Terra Luna (N. Truro), Spindler’s, Baie Bar Resto, and most recently, Crown & Anchor’s Balena. Raina’s early influences include her Portuguese grandmother and Italian grandfather, both family-oriented and strong culinary cultures that Raina often fuses beautifully into her seafood-focused menus.
Find former Les Clefs d’Or Concierge turned wine shop manager, Carmen da Silva, slinging her favorite bottles of natural wine and female-produced spirits at Perry’s wine shop on the West End. In her spare time, Carmen has taken to the art of ceramics, shellfishing, kayaking and co-producing queer-friendly events as the femme half of Babes & Bois (@babesandbois).
James Beard Award winner, Chef Kelly Fields, is fast becoming a household name in Ptown, and not just for her top selling cookbook “The Good Book of Southern Baking”. Kelly’s sold out brunch pop-up over New Year’s Eve was a gravy-smothered meal to remember and has everyone in Ptown hoping it’s not the last we’ve seen of their culinary pop-ups. In the meantime, you can gift or take home your very own @kellyfields ‘Southern Brunch Box’ through Goldbelly with nationwide shipping.
Laura Howes has been getting her hands dirty on Cape since childhood. As a co-founder of Dirt Farm (@dirtfarmco), Laura has been offering Cape Codders sustainably farmed, and locally-grown produce since 2021. You can find Dirt Farm’s delicious microgreens, salad mix, root vegetables and herbs in local restaurants like Ceraldi’s, Fox & Crow and Strangers & Saints as well as markets like Perry’s in Provincetown.
Nicole Cormier is an author, artist, registered dietitian and nutrition therapist. She indulges her passion for nutrition through her therapy practice, Delicious Living Nutrition (@deliciousliving), as well as collaborations with local chefs, non-profits, schools, and farmers’ markets. Nicole is quite active in the culinary community on Cape and is often found catering events, leading educational workshops including classes on gut health, fermentation, and foraging and had a collection of her work titled Nour•ish (v. to provide with the food necessary for growth, health and good condition) on exhibit in The Commons in February.
If you’ve enjoyed the extremely popular Jerk Chicken Sandwich, Cuban or PBC Burger at the Provincetown Brewing Co, you have Nickol Morgan to thank for these flavorful favorites! A full-time Ptown resident since 2013, Nickol has been an invaluable chef in nearly every kitchen in Provincetown, including The Canteen, The Red Inn, Tin Pan Alley and Clem & Ursie’s (RIP). What sets Nickol aside is her love of only the freshest of ingredients for her rubs and marinades. “I don’t believe in dried spices and use only fresh herbs whenever possible. Even as busy as it gets, I grow fresh herbs at home in the summer to make my own jerk seasoning and marinades.”