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Annual SUMMERDINE fundraiser supports education and outreach


(Vancouver, BC) — Mark Wednesday, August 12th on your calendar for a unique dinner party as Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter presents Les Dames Summerdine – Canada’s largest concurrent dinner party unfolding on one night only at more than 30 different restaurants, wineries, cooking schools and culinary venues across the province (see attached backgrounder for full list).

Some confirmed Metro Vancouver locations include: dinner for eight at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks created by a private chef, six seats at the Chef’s Table in the newly renovated Provence […]


Over $21,000 in Scholarships Awarded

The Scholarship Committee is honoured to announce that over $21,000 in scholarships have been awarded for 2015. A wonderful group of women will be either beginning or continuing their training in culinary, beverage and hospitality fields.

Scholarship funds are the result of volunteer projects and events which Les Dames d’Escoffier members hold throughout the year. In addition, we are lucky to have contributing sponsors including both the culinary and wine programs at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver, Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, Barry Callebaut’s Chocolate Academy in Montreal, and also awarded, the Chef John Bishop Scholarship.

Recipients, Dames and […]


Les Dames d’Escoffier Announce a Growing Scholarship Fund Thanks to BC Culinary Guru John Bishop

Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter, scholarship program supports women in the culinary industry to learn and advance in their field. For 2015, chapter president, Stephanie Jaeger, is thrilled to announce that even greater scholarship dollars will be granted thanks to a banner fundraising year and a significant contribution from one of British Columbia’s most notable culinary figures, John Bishop.

Exciting programs and events throughout the year are supported by Les Dames patrons and chefs, raising funds for both scholarships and outreach programs that include Project Chef and Growing Chefs with the annual Gala, honouring local and international culinary icons, the highlight […]


Accepting Applications for Scholarships

Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter is accepting applications for Scholarship Awards, supporting the advancement of women in hospitality and culinary fields. Awards are based on merit and ability, and vary in amount according to the program they support.

We offer these scholarships to women of all ages who are keen to begin basic training in these areas and to women already skilled in these fields, who seek to refine their expertise.

Applicants must be B.C. residents. We also work with other organizations to provide additional scholarship opportunities such as the Cacao Barry, Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, […]


2014 AGM

Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter Annual General Meeting will be held Monday November 17, 2014 at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. After our meeting and election of the new board, we will have a reception followed by a wonderful three-course dinner. Members, please mark this in your calendars!

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