You are cordially invited to join us for a lively celebration of the 2022 Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship recipients. In recognition of their talent and determination, 14 future industry leaders will be granted LDNY scholarships. Representing 8 partners, these women are poised for successful careers in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industries. LDNY proudly supports their endeavors. Please join us in celebrating their current achievements and promising futures.

Since 1977, LDNY has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships, many in partnership with corporate benefactors, to over 1,000 recipients.


  • Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)
  • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
  • Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
  •  International Wine Center (IWC)
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • Montclair State University
  • New York City College of Technology (City Tech)
  • New York University (NYU)

Any questions, please contact Dame Sharon Franke, Cochair, LDNY Scholarship Committee at

Event proceeds will benefit Les Dames NY Scholarship Fund.

Follow @lesdamesny / #LDNYScholarship

About Chef Grace Ramirez. A chef, dedicated humanitarian, author, and broadcaster, Chef Grace Ramirez has become a world leader who brings her Latin American heritage and charisma to the vast audiences of Oceanía and the Americas. A blend of celebrity power and rooted knowledge of the culinary complexity of Latin American tradition, Grace has made a life of her own design. She is committed to shaping the future with authentic vibrancy and sustained care for nourishment, values inherited from a long lineage of powerful women.

Recently featured by CherryBombe’s 100 Women in Hospitality and People En Español’s Most Powerful Latina Women of 2021, Grace speaks to a new generation. Leading by example through her work with World Central Kitchen, This is About Humanity, IsraAid, and Wellness in the Schools, Grace empowers people to take an active role in society and creates a global sense of connection beyond borders.

Miami born and Venezuela-raised, the current New Yorker’s diverse Latin heritage was the inspiration for her cookbook, La Latina, featuring her interpretation of traditional recipes from Latin America. Visit to learn more, or follow Chef Grace on Instagram @chefgraceramirez.