Female chefs are challenging the way people perceive women in the kitchen.
Among them is MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Claire Hutchings who says women are seen as home cooks while men are seen as the professional creatives.
According to the Office for National Statistics, only 17% of professional chefs in the UK are women.
Chef Jacqueline Keenan says the talent drain is even greater when female chefs leave their roles.
Video Journalist: Chanise Evans