Here are the detailed descriptions of the six Legacy Awards offered by distinguished members of Les Dames d'Escoffier International in 2018 - to be presented to six outstanding professional women in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries.

THE 2018 AWARDS AND HOSTS:

A.    NEW ENGLAND, FARM TO SEA TO TABLE AND JOURNALISM AWARD

Dame Christine Burns Rudalevige and the New England Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (www.ldeinortheast.com)

Experience a whirlwind tour through the New England Food System from farm to sea to table and page, overnighting on a fishing vessel, exploring food hubs and more. Click here for details. 

 
B.    NEW YORK CITY, NY, CULINARY AWARD

Dame Shelley Menaged and The James Beard House (www.jamesbeard.org)

Spend a week in New York City at the historic James Beard House—former home of the Dean of American Cookery—assisting multiple guest chefs during their weekly showcase dinners. Click here for details

 
C.    NEW ORLEANS, LA, CULINARY AWARD

Dames Kristen Essig and Stephanie Carter and Coquette (https://www.coquettenola.com/)

Experience a week of creativity in New Orleans at Coquette, alongside Dame Kristen Essig, cooking, sourcing, planning a new restaurant, and enjoying the Southern Food and Beverage Museum from the inside. Click here for details


D.   
LIVERMORE VALLEY, CA, BEVERAGE AND HOSPITALITY AWARD

Dames Amy Hoopes and Carolyn Wente and Wente Family Estates (www.wentefamilyestates.com)

Explore winemaking at its best at America’s oldest continuously operated family-owned winery, Wente Family Estates, and discover the secrets of their award-winning hospitality. Click here for details


E.    SEATTLE, WA, WINE AWARD

Dame Kari Leitch and Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery (www.ste-michelle.com)

Learn all the facets of the winery and wine tourism industries from vineyard to bottle to vineyard concerts at Washington State’s oldest winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle. Click here for details


F.    HONOLULU, HI, CULINARY AWARD

Dame Abigail Langlas and Cake Works (http://cakeworkshi.com/)

Spend a week in Honolulu alongside Dame Abigail Langlas at Cake Works, where wedding cakes, wholesale baked goods, and custom cakes have won her both the Best of Hawaii and the People’s Choice Awards. Click here for details



“The Legacy Awards Program provides an invaluable mentorship experience for women to learn from Dames, says LDEI President Hayley Matson-Mathes. “The program enables Dames at the pinnacle of their professions to make a significant impact on the next generation through sharing passion, expertise, and wisdom. LDEI is honored to partner with The Julia Child Foundation to continue our legacy of supporting the future of our profession.”

Award winners will be reimbursed for airfare, hotel (if needed) and other pre-approved expenses for the week up to US $2,000. Winners will be announced by April 21, 2018 and experiences must be completed by October 1, 2018.  In addition to the Legacy Award experience, each winner is invited to attend the LDEI Annual Conference in Seattle WA, Oct. 11-14, 2018 where a luncheon in the winners’ honor will be held.  Travel, hotel, and conference attendance will be reimbursed. 

Deadline for completed applications is APRIL 15, 2018.

Please contact the Legacy Awards Co-Chairs for further information:

Dame Judy Bellos jbellos1@sbcglobal.net 314-580-2000

Dame Barbara Hanley barbara@ShyBrothersFarm.com  508-333-2626

 

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