Photos: Denver's best female chefs strut their prowess at WomenCook!

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Rhubarb puff pastry tart with foie gras mousse and micro salad from Dana Rodriguez, exec chef of Bistro Vendome.
Denver's top female chefs cooked up a storm last night at Temple Emanuel, the stamping grounds for WomenCook, an annual benefit for Work Options for Women, a local non-profit that provides hands-on cooking instruction to disadvantaged women who have hopes of working in the food industry.

Hundreds of foodniks turned out to support WOW, and while chef Jennifer Jasinski, who owns Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bistro Vendome, is always one of the female empresses who commands the longest lines, she was in New York City last night hobnobbing with celebrity chefs at the James Beard Foundation Awards, for which she was nominated as a finalist in the Best Chef Southwest category. She didn't win (some dude from Austin did), but her cohorts were there, including Dana Rodriguez, the chef of Bistro Vendome, who created a lovely puff pastry tart harboring foie gras mousse.

I could have eaten all of those, but everything the chefs created were delicious, and we've got the photos to prove it. Flip the page for the food porn.

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Meatball trio -- beef meatballs Bourguignon, chicken lemongrass meatballs and lamb and mint keftedes -- from WOW Cafe chef Paul Schutt and female instructors.

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WOW Cafe chef Paul Schutt and his sidekick.

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Red beet, greens and herbed goat cheese salad from chef Rachel Kesley of WaterCourse Foods.

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Bruschetta with a fava bean spread and micro radishes paired with a sweet pea bisque from Ronda Banks, exec chef of Gaetano's.

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Nice porn but needs pics of the female chefs!

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