For more than 40 years, the Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International has awarded scholarships to select women enrolled in accredited, Chicago area culinary schools.

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.

If you are interested in donating to our scholarship program, please visit our Support Our Mission page.

For more information, please email Pamela Downey.

If you are a school scholarship or financial assistance administrator, please download an application details here.