Les Dames d 'Escoffier


We are a philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The by-invitation membership, composed of over 2,300 members in 40 chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.

LDEI Announces 2017 Legacy Awards

 The LDEI Legacy Awards offer career and life enhancing mentorship opportunities for determined women in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries to spend a week on-site learning from the best of the best. We are empowering and investing in tomorrow’s leaders.

Thanks again to the generosity of The Julia Child Foundation, this year’s Dame Mentor-Hosts and their Chapters, we have SIX fabulous weeklong Legacy experiences to give away to deserving women. These awards are high-energy, labor-intensive and career-expanding opportunities for early to mid-career women. The award winners will also be our guests at the 2017 LDEI Annual Conference in Newport Beach, California, Oct. 26–29, 2017 where their educational and networking opportunities will continue!

The six awards include the chance to: work at the Jose Cuervo Tequila Distillery and Mundo Cuervo, assist at the historic James Beard House in New York City, explore winemaking at Wente Family Estates in California, learn all the facets of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Seattle, experience what it takes to produce award-winning cheese at Shy Brothers Farm, and partake in a farm-to-sea-to-table tour in New England.

The Legacy Awards are for non-Dame women with 4+ years of experience from the US, Britain, Canada and Mexico.

WE ASK THAT YOU REACH OUT NOW to those who you think should apply and to others whose networks will bring us stellar applicants; your employees, colleagues, associations, friends and family. The application deadline is coming up quickly, APRIL 20, 2017.

Successful applicants are those who are passionate, skilled and want to grow and develop in their careers. Please pass this information along so you can join us in making a difference in someone’s life!

For full details of the award descriptions, overview and application, send your contacts to  LDEI LEGACY AWARDS or have them visit http://www.ldei.org/, click on Awards, then Legacy Awards.

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A woman you encourage to apply could be on her way to an inspiring week in Mexico, New York City, the Livermore Valley, Seattle, coastal Massachusetts, or New England!

We sincerely thank you!

Legacy Awards Co-Chairs
Dame Becky Paris Turner  bparist@gmail.com  (604) 803-8154
Dame Shara Bohach  shara@unitydesign.biz   (440) 526-9688

Please reach out to either of us with any questions or comments.

Posted Last February 24, 2017
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