Our Services

Philanthropy

The San Antonio Chapter has helped to create and support ways to give back to our local community by providing educational programs and by offering annual scholarships to women entering culinary, hospitality and agricultural institutions. We also provide grants to local gardening associations to help with costs associated with these community garden projects.

Advocacy

The members of Les Dames d’ Escoffier work tirelessly to promote women in the various food industries through networking and providing opportunities for education and career advancement. This amazing and talented group of women has worked very hard and continues to advance the significance of the entire food Industry.

Education

The San Antonio chapter offers a wide variety of educational programs that are of interest to their community. These programs are designed to enlighten attendees and to stimulate discussion about selected subjects. In addition, the Les Dames members offer opportunities to mentor promising women who want careers in the food, beverage, hospitality and agricultural industries.
We are a proud chapter of LDEI. LDEISA is an invitational organization of women leaders in food, beverage, agriculture and hospitality whose mission is education, advocacy and philanthropy.
Les Dames d'Escoffier International

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OUR PROGRAMS

ASPIRATION GRANT

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.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Financial Assistance

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.

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Green Tables

Educational

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.

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UPCOMING EVENT

A new event is coming Fall 2020! Details coming soon.

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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!

With gratitude,

Nichole Bendele