Women who wish to begin training in culinary, beverage or hospitality fields, or women who are already skilled in these fields and seek to refine or further their expertise may apply for a scholarship available through the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.
Les Dames d’Escoffier is a culinary organization composed of women who have both achieved success in their professions, and who contribute significantly to their communities. Their purpose is to promote the understanding, appreciation and knowledge of food, wine, hospitality, nutrition and food technology as well as education and advancement in these fields.
The Scholarship Committee of the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, the administrative body that annually grants scholarships to women, award the scholarships based on merit, ability, commitment and passion, and may range in value between $300 and $3,000 depending on funds available, program requirements and approved applicants.
Deadline: January 31st of each year
Applications are accepted early November until January 31st each year and are awarded in March. Applicants must be B.C. residents.
- Most scholarships awarded most often do not constitute a complete tuition, therefore you must be able to provide the remaining funds through other sources
- Not all applicants are awarded funds
- A $30 non refundable processing fee is required to administer your application whether you are awarded a scholarship or not
Les Dames d’Escoffier also works with other organizations to provide additional scholarship opportunities including Les Dames Caco Barry Chocolate, Vancouver Pastry Training Centre, Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, The Wine Umbrella, Debra Van Ginkel Scholarship, QC and Two Rivers Specialty Meats.
More information and application form can be found here.