Aspirations Grant Winner
The purpose of the Aspiration Grant is to award a grant every year to empower further business development or culinary innovations to a non LDEISA member in San Antonio, Texas Hill Country or South Texas community.
Annual scholarships are awarded to eligible women pursuing an education in food, nutrition, culinary arts, wine, hospitality or agricultural industries. Interested? Our application is available with a deadline of May 1st, 2020.
Les Dames d’Escoffier International, www.ldei.org, has designed a philanthropic program called “Green Tables” to help communities better understand the link between rural and urban farms and their tables.
A new event is coming Fall 2020! Details coming soon.
SOME FACTS ABOUT OUR CHAPTER
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Welcome from the San Antonio Chapter!
We celebrate 25 years this year as an organization! I am honored to serve as President and work with a dynamic and energetic group of fellow Dames!
Our Chapter’s programs include: Green Tables, which supports our community gardens; Scholarships, for women pursuing a degree in culinary arts, hospitality, agricultural, or beverage business; and the Aspiration Grant, which supports women who own existing food related businesses. (Please visit our video from our Plate Changer Luncheon, Fall 2016, for a heartfelt example of the Aspirations program.)
We are excited San Antonio – named by UNESCO in 2017 “Creative City of Gastronomy” – will be the site of the 2021 LDEI Conference!
After the success of last year’s “Lone Star Whiskeys, A ‘Dame’ Good Afternoon” fundraiser (to benefit our Green Tables and Scholarships), we look forward to seeing you again at our next fundraiser slated for October 2020!