Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
The Colorado Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI)—an organization of women leaders in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industry—proudly announces the winners of its 2014 Scholarships: Leticia Reid and Nicole Luchau who are undergraduates majoring in Hospitality Management at the University of Denver, Daniels Schools of Business. Ms. Reid is a resident of Arvada, CO, and Ms. Luchau is a resident of Littleton, CO.
Carol Fenster, Scholarships Committee Co-Chair, says “Our scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance and financial need to young women who are studying in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality in Colorado-based schools. It is so gratifying to know we are helping these outstanding young women achieve their dreams.”
Named for legendary French chef, restaurateur, and culinary writer Georges Auguste Escoffier, LDEI is a world-wide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality. Established in 1986 and based in Louisville, KY, the organization has more than 1,500 members in 29 chapters across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Induction into LDEI is by invitation only and, in addition to scholarships, LDEI focuses on education, advocacy, mentoring, and initiatives such as Green Tables.
Like other LDEI members around the world, Colorado’s chapter is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality. For example, Colorado’s members include cookbook authors, restaurateurs, journalists, radio talk show hosts, professors, chefs, sommeliers, distillers, vintners, caterers, dietitians, and nutritionists.
For more information on the scholarships awarded by the Colorado chapter of LDEI, visit http://www.lesdamescolorado.org. The next round of scholarships will be awarded in early 2015.