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Support Education for Women & Youth in Nutrition,
Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Agriculture

At the Colorado Chapter of Les Dames d’ Escoffier, our passion is helping women and youth succeed. We want to see more women pursuing food and hospitality related careers. And we want to help youth develop the skills they need to cook and eat healthier.

Our nonprofit has a mission to provide scholarships to women pursuing higher education in culinary, agriculture, hospitality and nutrition fields. We also support programs dedicated to teaching youth about the value of local farming, culinary skills and healthy eating.

We thank you in advance for your kind support.

Your valuable donation will go toward:

  • Education scholarships for women pursuing careers in food, nutrition, agriculture, hospitality and culinary arts.
  • Educating youth about the value of culinary arts and healthy eating.

Ways to Give

SUPPORT Colorado LDEI Scholarships and Green Tables

Your generous support will help Colorado female students pursue their education goals and youth have access to education programs that emphasize healthy eating, cooking skills and local farming.

Read about our mission.

ATTEND our One of a Kind Events

Our membership includes Colorado’s leading female food, hospitality and health professionals in the following fields: restaurants, journalism and authors, multimedia, marketing and public relations experts, nutritionists, educators, company executives and farmers. We open up our professional world to the public with exclusive restaurant openings, cooking classes and behind the scenes looks at Colorado’s food industry. By attending our events you not only get to participate, but you also support our fund raising.

Link here to our events calendar and to sign up for our next event.

Sign up on the link in the sidebar to get our newsletter to learn more about upcoming events.


$250 funds 25% of one annual scholarship for a female student

$500 provides 50% of a yearly scholarship for a deserving female student pursuing a degree in hospitality, culinary arts/business or agriculture degree.

$1000 is a generous give that provides one full scholarship for a high achieving female student at a Colorado university or college.


GREEN $100 enables Colorado LDEI to provide a 1/5 of a micro-grant to a youth culinary nutrition education program.

GREENER $250 is ideal for supporting half a micro-grant to a garden program that teaches youth the value of local foods.

GREENEST $500 will support an entire micro-grant program to a Colorado program that supports education in healthy eating and local farming.