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Etoile d'Escoffier Culinary Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2019 to support outstanding female students and recent graduates to achieve their professional aspirations and become the next leaders of our industry.

The LDEI-SF Scholarship Application period has closed for 2022. Thank you for your interest! Please return here to check for updates on the 2023 Scholarship opportunity.

About LDEI and this Scholarship:

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. This scholarship supports outstanding female students and 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.

2019 Recipient is:

Bee Marrone cooked her first recipe at the age of six: spicy yellow curry. Life after was quite simply never the same. Eschewing the traditional path laid before her, Bee moved from Thailand to England, opening an eclectic British cafĂ©: English breakfast in the morning and Thai/Chinese fare at lunch. Ten years later, she moved to California. Always a community champion, Bee immediately began volunteering at her local church and feeding the homeless. Expert in Thai cuisine, Bee decided to expand her culinary repertoire and enrolled in the Laney College Restaurant Management Program. While working and volunteering full-time, Bee completed the program graduating at the top of her class. Bee’s goal is to be a chef at a high-end restaurant, working with a team that focuses on creative presentation, unique flavors, and “thematic catering.”

Les Dames d' Escoffier Int'l-San Francisco

Les Dames d’Escoffier International, San Francisco Chapter, is a 501 (c)(3) (EIN 20-5941764) Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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