Since 2001, the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International has been pleased to offer annual Scholarships for Education and Continuing Education Grants to female applicants pursuing culinary or pastry arts, farming, beverage management, hospitality, or agriculture coursework. 



Following a rigorous and competitive evaluation by the committee, select applicants will be eligible for a minimum $1,000 award.

  • Individual Scholarship Applications: due 5/15/2019

  • To learn more about our application process and to apply online, please click here.

INDIVIDUAL CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANTS:  Grants are awarded in amounts determined by the Atlanta LDEI Board based on funds available for that year. Specific rules and criteria must be met before an applicant will be considered.

  • Individual Continuing Education Grant Application Quarterly Deadlines: 1/15, 4/15, 7/15, & 10/15

  • To learn more about our application process and apply online, please click here.

Non-Profit Organization Grant

Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI) Atlanta provides thousands of dollars of funding to local organizations each year. We specifically focus on helping organizations working in the areas of: green tables/farming, global culinary initiatives, the culinary community and programs that teach cooking, nutrition or support anti-hunger work.

Grant applications are accepted bi-annually. Deadlines for applications are April 1 and October 1. Requests not awarded grants in April will automatically be placed into consideration for the October review period. LDEI Atlanta will give only one financial grant per organization per calendar year and only to registered 501c3 non-­profit organizations. Organizations will be notified within 6 weeks of deadline for application.

To learn more about our application process and apply online, please click here.


In 2015, the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, in partnership with the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, established a Fellowship Grant of $2,500 to be awarded annually to a member of the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International.

This grant provides for a 2-week residency fellowship. For more than 80 years, the Hambidge Center ( has awarded residency fellowships to distinguished artists, writers, culinarians and scientists at their 600-acre property located

in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Eight individuals are in residence at any given time. Each person has private accommodations with a full kitchen and studio space. Fellows are required to participate in the communal, vegetarian dinners prepared by an in-residence cook but breakfast and lunch are not provided. Please note that this facility is a place for intense attention to a project with very limited interaction with the outside world. While there is a common area that has internet access, the artist studios/lodging have no cell phone or internet service.

Residency projects could include but not be limited to:

Cookbook and editorial writing, menu development, development of business or marketing plans for restaurant, and hospitality, agriculture or food and beverage related business, recipe development, scripts for culinary content or programs, photography/food styling projects, development of organic or farm-to-table programs, culinary journalism/writing and digital media content development, etc…

The $2,500 Grant covers Hambidge residency fees up to $500 in travel and material expense reimbursables. (pending the submission of receipts to LDEI Atlanta Treasurer within one month of completion of residency). The Grant recipient will have the entire Hambidge calendar year (mid-February to mid-December of the year after the application is received and awarded) to complete the residency program. Residencies will be scheduled based on The Hambidge Center lodging calendar and the grant recipient must communicate with the Hambidge Center to coordinate a mutually agreed upon date.

Deadline for Application is September 18, 2019.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an active member in good standing of Les Dames d’Escoffier International

  • Be a legal resident of Georgia

  • Share her Hambidge experience and accomplishments with the Atlanta LDEI Chapter in both a written and oral presentation within one year of completing the Fellowship

  • Complete attached application in its entirety and submit, postmarked or uploaded on-line no later than 11:59 pm September 18.

If submitting by post send to:

Angie Mosier
626 Robinson Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Representatives from the LDEI Hambidge Fellowship Committee (comprised of past recipients) will review applications and submit recommendations to the LDEI Atlanta Board for approval. Submissions will be reviewed with regard to excellence within the project concept. In the event that there is more than one standout application, the committee will take into account the applicant’s history and service to LDEI.

Grant Recipient will be notified by October 1. Any revision to the originally submitted subject matter or intended use of the Fellowship must be approved by the LDEI Hambidge Felloship Committee. The LDEI Chapter Treasurer will coordinate payment of fees to Hambidge in a timely manner and the stipend awarded to the grant recipient upon the submission of itemized receipts within 30 days of completion of the residency at The Hambidge Center. Should the recipient cancel participation in the Fellowship or abondon the residency before completion, all awarded funds must be returned to the Atlanta LDEI Treasurer. Please contact with any questions.

Past LDEI Hambidge Fellows are available to answer questions:

Angie Mosier
Tamie Cook
Cynthia Graubart

Complete ONLINE APPLICATION in it’s entirety and submit on-line no later than 11:59 pm September 18.