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The application period for the fifth-annual Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) Legacy Awards is now open.
This year, six LDEI Legacy Awards will be given in three categories: Culinary, Wine, and Entrepreneurship.
Each Legacy Award offers a one-week workplace experience under the direction of highly successful, award-winning members of LDEI. The Legacy experience is a high-energy, labor-intensive, and career-expanding opportunity.
The Culinary category offers two catering experiences, one in Seattle with Dame Lisa Dupar, and one in Atlanta in collaboration with seven Dames.
The Wine category offers two awards with Dame Carolyn Wente, CEO of Wente Family Estates in Livermore, California.
The Entrepreneurship category includes a Pastry Production award with Dame Shari Carlson in Dallas, Texas, and a Farm-to-Table award on Long Island, New York, with Dame Ursula Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards and Dame Paulette Satur of Satur Farms.
Established in 2009, the Legacy Awards are open to women in the USA, Canada, and the U.K. who are not members of LDEI.
Candidates must have at least four years of professional experience and be working in the food or fine-beverage industries.
Travel and hotel accommodations for six nights will be reimbursed for each winner, up to $2,000. Applications must be submitted by April 25, 2013.
The winners will be announced on May 31, 2013, and the experiences must be completed by October 20, 2013.