Les Dames d'Escoffier San Francisco Chapter (LDEI-SF) is a chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier, an international organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality whose mission is education, advocacy, and philanthropy. Through events, programs and philanthropy, LDEI-SF supports and nurtures the next generation of women industry leaders. Our membership includes restaurateurs, professional chefs, bakers, caterers, cookbook authors, food journalists, farmers, food retailers, event planners, wine makers and wine industry professionals, food publicists, culinary educators, and hospitality executives.
The mission of the LDEI-SF Female Entrepreneur Grant and Mentorship is to support SF Bay Area female-owned businesses in the food, culinary and hospitality industry with cash awards of $5,000 to help them expand and enhance their business.
The 2023 Female Business Grant and Mentorship Applications are open!!
September 1st, 2023 - October 12th, 2023
This grant of $5,000 cash plus one year of mentoring meetings is open to business owners who identify as women, who are not members of Les Dames d’Escoffier, and who meet the following requirements: