Blake Receives Beacon Award

Written By Scott Joseph On September 10, 2018

Blake and Beacon

Orlando chef and restaurateur Kathleen Blake was presented the 2018 Beacon Award at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Friday. The Beacon Award is presented by the Foodservice Council for Women and The Food Shows to recognize a woman in the industry for her leadership and inspiration.

Blake, owner of the Rusty Spoon in downtown Orlando, has been active in Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, an organization dedicated to promoting and advancing female culinary professionals. Last year, she launched Pioneers & Legends, a local fundraiser supporting the James Beard Foundation’s work in advancing women in culinary. She has been nominated for a Beard award as Best Chef-South Region multiple times.

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