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 6/15/2018 = at this time only accpeting applications from high school seniors
  • 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