Here are the detailed descriptions of the six Legacy Awards offered by distinguished members of Les Dames d'Escoffier International in 2017 - and presented to six outstanding professional women in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries.
THE 2017 AWARDS AND HOSTS:
A: MEXICO, FINE BEVERAGE AND HOSPITALITY AWARD
Dame Araceli Ramos and Mundo Cuervo / Jose Cuervo (www.cuervo.com)
Discover the heart and soul of Mexico at the iconic Jose Cuervo’s Tequila Distillery and Mundo Cuervo, their hospitality center.
B. NEW YORK CITY, CULINARY AWARD
Dame Susan Ungaro and The James Beard House (www.jamesbeard.org)
Spend a week at the historic New York City townhouse of The James Beard Foundation—home of the Dean of American Cookery—assisting multiple guest chefs during their weekly showcase dinners. Read More..
C. LIVERMORE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, WINE AWARD
Dames Amy Hoopes and Carolyn Wente and Wente Family Estates (www.wentefamilyestates.com)
Explore winemaking at its best at America’s oldest continuously operated family-owned winery, Wente Family Estates, and discover the secrets of their award-winning hospitality. Read More..
D. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, WINE AWARD
Dame Kari Leitch and Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery (www.ste-michelle.com)
Learn all the facets of the winery and wine tourism industries from vineyard to bottle to vineyard concerts at Washington State’s oldest winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle. Read More..
E. WESTPORT, MA, FARM-TO-TABLE AWARD
Dame Barbara Hanley and Shy Brothers Farm (www.shybrothersfarm.com)
Learn what it takes to produce an award-winning cheese working side-by-side with the team at Shy Brothers Farm, a New England artisanal farmstead cheese company. Read More..
F. NEW ENGLAND, FARM-TO-SEA-TO-TABLE AND JOURNALISM AWARD
Dame Christine Burns Rudalevige and the New England Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (www.ldeinortheast.com)
Experience a whirlwind tour through the New England Food System from farm-to-sea-to-table and journalism, overnighting on a fishing vessel, exploring food hubs and more. Read More..