|Legacy Awards / Description|
2016 Legacy Awards: Mentorship Experiences for Women in Food, Beverage & Hospitality
Offered by Les Dames d´Escoffier International and Supported by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts
The Legacy Awards, established in 2009, provide targeted mentorship opportunities for women with at least 4 years of experience working in the food, beverage and hospitality industries and not LDEI members. Each Legacy Award winner is sponsored by an accomplished Dame (LDEI member) and offered a one-week workplace experience at her business in the U.S., U.K., Canada or Mexico.
The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts generously supports the Awards. "Year after year, the Foundation finds it very gratifying to see how much all the participants get out of this worthwhile program,″ said Executive Director, Todd Schulkin. "Being a mentor came naturally to Julia and it´s wonderful that through our support of LDEI´s Legacy Awards, we can continue to help foster that essential professional value.″
We have six awards in 2016: one experience each in Wine, Farm to Table and Food/Wine Journalism and three in Culinary.