Call for Entries to Women Food Writers for LDEI’s M.F.K. Fisher Award

Nine Cash Prizes Totaling $2,450 Will Be Awarded

Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) is awarding nine cash awards totaling $2,450 for its 2015 M.F.K. Fisher Awards. In addition to $1000 cash, the grand prize winner receives an expenses-paid trip to Charleston, October 31, 2015, to receive the award during LDEI’s annual conference. Deadline for entries is March 31, 2015.

Eligible entries may be from three categories: books, print (magazines and newspapers), and Internet published articles..The entries must have been published in 2014, should be nonfiction and may include analytical pieces, autobiographical explorations and forays into culinary history. Entries must be no longer than 2,000 words. Entries will be judged on writing, knowledge of subject matter, topic, relevance and creative approach. The judging includes editors, authors, educators and other food professionals who are leaders in their field.

Seeking to recognize and highlight excellence in culinary writing, LDEI, a worldwide organization of professional culinary women, presents its annual M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing named for lauded culinary writer Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, considered one of America’s greatest food writers. 

Les Dames d’Escoffier International, composed of more than 1,800 members, will present three
awards to women writers with work that reflects creativity and insight; illuminates the pivotal roles of food, beverages and the arts of the table; and/or contributes to our knowledge of those who grow, produce or prepare nourishment.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2015. Complete details of the award and online
registration can be found at