Viewing of UTSA Mexican Cook Book Collection

At our June 13th Bi-Annual Business meeting at the UTSA Library we had the privledge of viewing a fabulous collection of very old Mexican Cookbooks, some a century old! Please view this video introducing this unique collection. A special thank you to Library and the Archivist that showed us a preview of this collection that is available by appointment.

LDEISA Legacy Award

Local Community Leader to Receive Legacy Award

The San Antonio chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) has announced that Silbia G. Esparza, Executive Director of SA Time Dollar Community Connections, will receive the Legacy Award at the chapter’s annual business meeting on January 10, 2017. Our invitation was mailed to all members.

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Jenny Placette - Central Texas College

Rosalia De la Rosa Leal - The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York

Alicia Arzate - University of Houston

Rebecca Diann Anthony - St. Philips College of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Anita G. Rodriguez Helmkamp - St. Philips College of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Andie Elizabeth O'Brien - Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York

Emily Hersh - Natural Gourmet Institute, New York, New York

We wish them good luck to their future and will keep in touch on their progress!


The San Antonio chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) is now accepting scholarship applications for post-high school studies for next Fall. The financial program is designed to assist San Antonio area women who are pursuing an education in the food/culinary arts, wine, hospitality and agriculture industries. 

Past scholarships have been awarded to women attending the University of The Incarnate Word, St. Philip’s College, Johnson & Wales University, The Culinary Institute of America, and other higher education institutions.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must demonstrate financial need, attend an accredited institution, and currently maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point grade average. Scholarships are limited to women who are current residents of San Antonio, Bexar County and its contiguous counties. 

Application forms are available online at Forms are also available at most financial aid offices at area schools.

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 15th of the current year and addressed to Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarship, c/o Diana Barrios Treviño, P.O. Box 15302, San Antonio, TX 78212.

Successful scholarship recipients will be notified no later than May 31st of the current year. Funds will be sent directly to the scholarship winner’s educational institution no later than September 1st of the current year.

LDEI is a non-profit international association of women with successful careers in food, wine, hospitality and agriculture. The group is dedicated to assisting others through scholarships, education, advocacy and philanthropy.

For more information about the scholarship program of the San Antonio chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, please contact Diana Barrios Treviño at 210-771-7011 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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