To our supporters: Les Dames B.C. Thanks you!

All of you who help support student scholarships are special people! We are happy to report that our number of scholarship applicants is expanding each year. Choosing among them is becoming increasingly difficult, as there are always some very strong candidates.

Each year, however, your generosity allows several fine young women to further their training. We believe your help also fosters the growth of new ideas for our professions as scholarship winners pursue their particular dreams in the fields of food, beverage, and the arts of the table.

While the initial chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier was founded in New York in 1976, it has now expanded to several major cities in North America and around the world. We thank each of you for supporting the endeavors of the Les Dames d’Escoffier, British Columbia Chapter.

By working together we strive to make a difference – not only to individual lives, but also to our respective professions.

The BC Chapter Scholarship Committee of Les Dames d’Escoffier International is an administrative body that annually awards scholarships to women desiring to establish or further a career in the fields of food, wine, hospitality, nutrition, food technology, the arts of the table and other fields as they relate to these disciplines.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 2022

Keisha Callender

Keisha Callender works for the Vancouver Parks Board in various community centres around the City. Her scholarship has helped her attend Vancouver Community College's Professional Cooking Level 1 Plus. With over 25 years of hospitality and tourism experience, Keisha looks forward to sharing her passion for Caribbean food with the masses.Read More
Keisha Callender works for the Vancouver Parks Board in various community centres around the City. Her scholarship has helped her attend Vancouver Community College’s Professional Cooking Level 1 Plus. With over 25 years of hospitality and tourism experience, Keisha looks forward to sharing her passion for Caribbean food with the masses.

Danielle Fonseca

Danielle Fonseca is a Red Seal Chef working in the cafeteria at the Prince George branch of the College of New Caledonia, where she has worked for 18 years. Her scholarship helped her to complete the Provincial Instructors Diploma Program to become a Culinary Instructor.Read More

Danielle Fonseca is a Red Seal Chef working in the cafeteria at the Prince George branch of the College of New Caledonia, where she has worked for 18 years. Her scholarship helped her to complete the Provincial Instructors Diploma Program to become a Culinary Instructor.

Noemie Girard

Noemie Girard is a Pastry chef at Qualicum Beach Cafe on Vancouver Island. Noemie’s scholarship enabled her to attend a Masterclass at L’Ecole Valrhona, Brooklyn, where she enhanced her chocolate skills from a chef she admired. Noemie aspires to continue learning everyday while honing her craft and leadership skills. Read More

Noemie Girard is a Pastry chef at Qualicum Beach Cafe on Vancouver Island. Noemie’s scholarship enabled her to attend a Masterclass at L’Ecole Valrhona, Brooklyn, where she enhanced her chocolate skills from a chef she admired. Noemie aspires to continue learning everyday while honing her craft and leadership skills.

 

Hannah Palmer

Hannah Palmer is a pastry student at Vancouver Island University and is enrolled in the Baking and Pastry Management Diploma. Her scholarship helped fund this program and she dreams of opening her own pastry shop in the future.Read More

Hannah Palmer is a pastry student at Vancouver Island University and is enrolled in the Baking and Pastry Management Diploma. Her scholarship helped fund this program and she dreams of opening her own pastry shop in the future.

Cecile Revaux

Cecile Revaux  is a cook at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, where she has been working for the past five years. Her scholarship will help fund a culinary arts apprenticeship at Vancouver Community College. Her goal is to improve her skills to continue to make good food accessible to all. Read More
Cecile Revaux  is a cook at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, where she has been working for the past five years. Her scholarship will help fund a culinary arts apprenticeship at Vancouver Community College. Her goal is to improve her skills to continue to make good food accessible to all. 

Marissa Severinski

Marissa Severinski is a  pastry Chef de Partie at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Her scholarship is helping to fund Frank Hassanoot course at Melisa Coppel Chocolate and Pastry school. Marissa’s aspiration is to one day own her own pastry shop. Read More
Marissa Severinski is a  pastry Chef de Partie at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Her scholarship is helping to fund Frank Hassanoot course at Melisa Coppel Chocolate and Pastry school. Marissa’s aspiration is to one day own her own pastry shop.