Les Dames d'Escoffier

The Legacy Awards, supported by The Julia Child Foundation, were established in 2009 by Les Dames d'Escoffier International with one goal in mind: to provide targeted mentor ship opportunities for professional women in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industries. The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts generously supports our Legacy Awards program. 


A Week with a Dame:  Each Legacy Award winner earns a week long experience working alongside our accomplished members of LDEI. The competition is open to professional women from the U.S., Mexico, U.K., Canada, and France who are not Dames but have a minimum of four years’ experience working in the culinary industry. Click here for guidelines for hosting an experience in 2021.


In 2020, six experiences are being awarded by distinguished members of LDEI in six distinct categories: Journalism, Agriculture, Culinary, Wine, Spirits, and Food Manufacturing/Supply Chain. Click here for details.


Each Legacy Award Winner Receives…


  • Each Legacy Award winner earns a week long experience working alongside our accomplished members of LDEI

  • Reimbursement for airfare, hotel (if needed), and other approved expenses

  • A trip to the 2020 LDEI Annual Conference at New York City’s InterContinental Barclay Hotel, October 15-18, 2020 to attend the Legacy Award Winners Luncheon. (Travel, hotel, and conference attendance will be reimbursed.)

  • The competition is open to professional women from the U.S., Mexico, U.K., Canada, and France who are not Dames but have a minimum of four years’ experience working in the culinary industry

  • Winners will be announced on April 2, 2020 and experiences must be completed by September 15, 2020



Download the application below!


Legacy_Escoffier_application_2020pdf

Please contact Sandra Ayala - Scholarship Coordinator/Financial Aid Representative (sayala@ciaml.com ) with any further questions.

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