Les Dames d’Escoffier New York Chapter 2019 Scholarship Awards Gala Reception
On July 17th, Les Dames d’Escoffier’s New York Chapter granted scholarships to seventeen future female industry leaders attending nine culinary and wine schools. The event was held at NYU’s Rosenthal Pavilion overlooking Washington Square Park. Among the scholarships were a newly established one honoring LDE founder Grande Dame Carol Brock, and one in memory of Dame Aileen Robbins. Carol was sufficiently recovered from a recent illness to attend and movingly addressed the audience. Aileen’s daughter was also present. As each recipient was recognized, a 15-second video describing her career aspirations was shown, adding a wonderful audio-visual element to the proceedings.
Mentorship was a key theme of the evening. It began with LDNY’s First Annual Scholarship Recipient Reunion. This year’s recipients were paired with Dames/mentors and encouraged to join a new Facebook space, created to provide professional assistance and nurture life-long relationships.
Refreshments were donated by seventeen women-owned companies. The Women’s Cocktail Collective, The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley, and three former scholarship recipients collaborated on three signature cocktails. Dames Lidia Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali contributed tiramisu, salads, hand-sliced prosciutto and made a la minute tonnarelli cacio e pepe; Dames Maria Loi and Dara Davenport provided savory and sweet Greek pastries. View the evening’s complete program HERE.
* Babbo * Catskill Provisions * Chef Annie Maibaum, ICE Alumna * Dirt Candy * Eden Specialty Ciders * el quinto pino * Felidia * Food52 * Heimat New York * Jackson Family Wines * La Vara * Le Bon Magot * Le Creuset * Le Grand Courtage * Loi Estiatorio * Lupa * Mokbar * Nettle Meadow Farm & Artisan Cheese * Otto * Paris Gourmet Chocolates * The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley * Pomp & Whimsy * Ritter Sport * Riverdel Fine Foods * SAAR Indian Bistro * Saint Julivert Fisherie * Sara Moulton * Sarah Copeland * Shuka * StrudelQueen * Txikito * Undercote * Whole Foods * Winebow * Women’s Cocktail Collective*
To read about each of our 2017 recipients, click here.
To read about each of our 2018 recipients, click here.
To read about each of our 2019 recipients, click here.