2019 Legacy Awards for women in hospitality, now open

10/01/2019 - 06:00
Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) – the global organisation for professional women in food, wine and hospitality – has opened its 2019 Legacy Awards in partnership with the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts.

Designed to ‘enhance the careers of women in food, beverage and hospitality’ and provide them with ‘targeted member opportunities,’ the annual awards are open to women in the UK, France, America, Canada and Mexico, who must have at least four years culinary experience.

Entries are open now until 15 March with seven winners set to take home a Legacy Award, which span four categories: culinary; food/wine journalism; wine; farm to table.

They will each be awarded a weeklong work placement with an ‘accomplished’ LDEI member at their below businesses:

  • Culinary Award - Welbeck Abbey School of Artisan Food, Nottingham Forest and London (UK)
  • Culinary Award - Zingerman's Family of Businesses, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Culinary Award - Quality Seafood, Austin (Texas)
  • Culinary Award - Compère Lapin, New Orleans (Louisiana)
  • Beverage and hospitality Award - Wente Family Estates, Livermore Valley (California)
  • Wine Award - Okanagan Valley Wineries, British Columbia (Canada) 
  • Farm-to-sea-to table; and Journalism Award - New England Food System, New England  

Julia Child Foundation executive director, Todd Schulkin, commented: "Year after year the LDEI Legacy Awards program delivers.

“It delivers exciting career development opportunities; it delivers on providing enriching personal experiences; and it delivers life-changing moments.

“In 2019, an established program of women mentoring other women to take their professional pursuits to the next level, is exactly the kind of initiative the (Julia Child) Foundation is proud to continue to support."

Ann Stratte, LDEI president, added: "LDEI celebrates its eighth year of partnership with the Julia Child Foundation providing amazing mentorship experiences. We look forward to the inspiration the award winners bring to our members and hosts." 

To enter, visit: http://bit.ly/LegacyApplication2019.

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