Plate Changer Luncheon Fundraiser


San Antonio Chapter of Les Damesd'Escoffier Aspiration Grant Program



Mission Statement

Welcoming Women Entrepreneurs in South Texas and the Texas Hill Country to the field of culinary professionalism through finan-
cial grants and collaborative mentorship.

The purpose of the Aspirations Grant Program is to award a grant(s) (amount to be determined) each year to empower and further business enhancement or culinary innovation to a non-LDEI member woman resident in the San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country, or South Texas community.

Eligibility and Requirements
Grant recipients must be a non-LDEI member woman in the area of food, beverage, agriculture, hospitality or arts of the table who resides in San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country or South Texas. Other requirements exist and are listed on the Aspirations Grant Application.

Grant Recipients
Julie Braune, Braune Farms, Seguin
Lori Krieger, Taste Elevated, Castroville
Alysa Seeland, FOND Bone Broth, New Braunfels

Sarah Nordham Clavieres, Talking Tree Farm, San Antonio
Kathryn Graham, Zanzenberg Farm, Centerpoint
2017 Special Hurricane Harvey Grants
Kathryn Bainbridge, Miss K Catering, Port Aransas
Phyllis Capps, Crazy Cajun, Port Aransas
Linda Halioua, Venetian Hot Plate, Port Aransas
Lezlie Keebler, La Barataria Restaurant & Wine Bar, Port Aransas
Ramona LeBlanc, The Boiling Pot, Fulton
Karey Butterworth Swartwout, Glow, Rockport
Tiana Worsham and Vanessa Brundrett, The Phoenix Restaurant & Bar, Port Aransas

Christina Heki, Freshwater Farms, Charlotte
Kate Jaceldo, Compost Queens, San Antonio
Alexis Quiroga, Pawsitively Sweet Bakery, San Antonio

Thank you to all the Sponsors!​​​​ For The Plate Changer Luncheon held September 21, 2018 at the Marriott Riverwalk

View this Video of the winners for 2016!

For more information on the Apirations Grant and Application Click Here

Les Dames d'Escoffier is 501 c (3) and international organization of 1900 leading women in the fields of culinary arts, hospitality, agriculture, viticulture, nutrition and related fields. Our San Antonio chapter of more than 70 women is in its 21st year of community philanthropy, concentrating on scholarships for women, community garden funding, nutritional education for children and families, and culinary excellence throughout South Texas.

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