For more than 20 years, the Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International has awarded scholarships to select women enrolled in accredited, Chicago area culinary schools. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, unfortunately, our scholarship program was temporarily suspended for 2020. We hope to announce future deadlines for scholarship applications in the latter half of 2021.
In a “normal year,” auctions and other fundraising activities held throughout the year support these annual, highly-coveted scholarships for women in culinary education, and have remained an important aspect of the Chicago chapter’s educational mission.
Since its inception, the Chicago Chapter has offered hundreds of educational and networking events for members and the community; provided over $300,000 in culinary scholarships to women; and donated approximately $200,000 to a variety of community organizations and projects that further the mission of Les Dames d’ Escoffier International.
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Your donation will fund: (1) scholarships for women pursuing a culinary career; (2) grants to organizations that focus on issues of health, nutrition, community and food security; and (3) educational programs and events designed to support women in the culinary field. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your donation may be tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.