"We take great pride in our Legacy Awards Program and the impact that it has on the lives of women pursuing their professional goals," said Maria Gomez-Laurens, 2016 President of Les Dames d'Escoffier International.
In 2016, six outstanding professional women in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries were chosen to experience a memorable week, working with a Dame in her business. Here are the Legacy Awards - at a glance -which were offered by distinguished members of Les Dames d'Escoffier in 2016.
Wine Award - Seattle
Host:Dame Kari Leitch and Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Learn about all facets of the winery and wine tourism industries from vineyard to bottle to vineyard concerts at Washington state's oldest winery
Farm to Table Award - Vancouver BC
Host: Dame Lee Murphy and Vista D'oro Farms & Preservatory
Travel to beautiful Vancouver to help out with harvest and production at one of Canada's best-known makers of fine preserves and wine
Culinary & Farm-to-Table Award - Washington DC
Hosts: Dame Nora Pouillon and Restaurant Nora
Spend a week at America's first certified organic restaurant with its award-winning owner in historic Washington D.C.
Journalism Award - New York City
Host: Dame Regina Ragone and Family Circle Magazine
Enhance your food journalism expertise at the hands of Family Circle's food director and her team in exciting New York City
Culinary Award - London
Host: Dame Chantal Coady and Rococo Chocolates
Indulge your passion for the fine chocolate world with a life-changing trip to London, England
Culinary Award - Chicago
For more detailed descriptions of these awards and their hosts, Read on...