Plate Changer Luncheon

Our 2018 Plate Changer was held Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Marriott Riverwalk.

Thank you to all the Sponsors!

Plate Changer Co-Chairs  Dame Blanca Aldaco & Dame Debbie Gonzalez,, 210-801-1775

Levels of Sponsorship were inspired by Plate Changers, Outstanding Women in the Culinary World.

We truly appreciate your support!

“Grande Dame” Rosemary Kowalski (RK Group)  $10,000.00 Level

“Chili Queens” $5,000.00 Level – Dame JoAnn Boone

“The Lady Boss”  $2,500.00  Level

“Maria’s Tortillas” $1,500.00 Level – Great Northwest Recycling, H-E-B

Three Aspirations Grant Winners were awarded $30,000  from the 2015 Plate Changer

Julie Braune, Braune Farms, Seguin, Texas – $10,000

Lori Krieger, Taste Elevated, Castroville, Texas – $10,000

Alysa Seeland, FOND Bone Broth, New Braunfels, Texas – $10,000

Two Aspirations Grant Winners were awarded $20,000 from the 2016 Plate Changer

Talking Tree Farm owner Sarah Nordman – $10,000

Zanzenberg Farm owner Kathryn Graham – $10,000

Seven Hurricane Harvey Relief Recipients from Rockport and Port Aransas were awarded a total of 35,000 in 2018

Glow Restaurant owner, Karey Swartwout,  Rockport  – $5,000

The Boiling Pot Restaurant owner Ramona Le Blanc, Rockport – $5,000

Miss K’s Bistro and Catering owner Kathryn Bambridge – $5,000

The Crazy Cajun Restaurant owner Phyllis Capps – $5,000

The Venetian Hot Plate owner Linda Halioua – $5,000

The Phoenix Restaurant & Bar owners Tiana Warsham & Vanessa Brundrett -$5,000

La Barataria Restaurant owner Lezlie Keebler – $5,000

For more information on the Aspirations Grant and Application Click Here

Les Dames d’Escoffier is 501 c (3) and international organization of 1900 leading women in the fields of culinary arts, hospitality, agriculture, viticulture, nutrition and related fields. Our San Antonio chapter of more than 70 women is in its 21st year of community philanthropy, concentrating on scholarships for women, community garden funding, nutritional education for children and families, and culinary excellence throughout South Texas.