Les Dames d’Escoffier San Francisco Chapter is a chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI), an international organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality whose mission is education, advocacy, and philanthropy. Through events, programs, and philanthropy, the San Francisco chapter of LDEI supports and nurtures the next generation of women industry leaders. Our membership includes restaurateurs, professional chefs, bakers, caterers, cookbook authors, food journalists, farmers, food retailers, event planners, winemakers, wine industry professionals, food publicists, culinary educators, and hospitality executives. The scholarship, created in 2019, supports outstanding female students and recent graduates to achieve their professional aspirations and become the next leaders of our industry.
Scholarship money to be used for: tuition, registration fees, books, uniform, tools, housing, transportation expenses, or any other education or work-related expenses.
The 2023 Etoile d'Escoffier Scholarship is Closed!
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Two Awards of:
$2,500 (non-renewable for a maximum of two years)
Personalized Les Dames d’Escoffier Mentorship
Eligibility Requirements: the scholarship is open to female and nonbinary applicants who meet the following requirements:
1. High school or GED graduate.
2. Planning to attend, or are enrolled in, an educational program targeted to a degree or certificate from a college, culinary school or vocational program at the post-secondary level. The area of study must relate to and support the recipients’ culinary career goals.
3. Demonstrate a focus on and a passion to achieve their career goals, and accept LDEISF mentorship to further those goals.
Applications are due by May 26, 2023
Questions? Please email Dame Chantal Martin, Scholarship Committee Chair at email@example.com.
Applicants will be evaluated on a 100-point scale based upon the criteria listed below. Only completed and signed applications will be considered.
Academic Grade Point Average (20 points possible). Points are earned based on the applicant’s cumulative GPA (or equivalent). Most recent unofficial transcripts accepted, subject to verification.
Essay Questions (50 points possible). Complete each essay question with a written or video response. A maximum of 500 words per essay or 5 minutes per video is allowed.
Letters of Recommendation (30 points possible). Submit two letters of recommendation from industry, culinary professional, volunteer organization, and/or culinary educators. Family members are ineligible.