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Les Dames d’Escoffier International, San Francisco Chapter, is a 501 (c)(3) (EIN 20-5941764) Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

About the Karola Saekel Craib Excellence in Food Journalism Fellowship

The San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier Board voted unanimously in 2010 to create The Karola Saekel Craib Excellence In Food Journalism Fellowship, in recognition of Karola’s more than fifty-year career in journalism and immeasurable contributions. Her reportingand writing excellence helped to define the best of food journalism as we now know it. Karola, who sadly passed away the spring of 2011, was greatly honored by our creating the fellowship. She helped us formulate the criteria and reviewed last year's nominees. This fellowship is given annually to a promising Bay Area woman food journalist (not a Les Dames member) and has no application process or strings attached. The monetary award is presented as an acknowledgement for good works, and as encouragement to keep writing, to stay in journalism. It is a surprise award in the style of the MacArthur Genius Awards. Nominations are confidential submitted by members and previous recipients. Nominations are received throughout the year, reviewed in the summer and awarded in the fall.

"Thank you so much for the amazing honor. I will take it as a vote of confidence at a time when writing is all too under-valued. And I feel immensely lucky to have my work taken seriously by such an important group of inspiring women." --Twilight Greenaway, 2012 Fellowship Recipient

“It’s such a crazy honor to be recognized by such a talented group of women whose work I’ve so long admired.  Thank you -- for cooking and writing and producing ... and for reading. I’ll definitely be carrying your encouragement with me.” --Rachel Levin 2018 Fellowship Recipient

Click here to learn more about the Karola Saekel Craib Excellence in Food Journalism Fellowship

About the LDEI–SF Individual CONTINUING EDUCATION Scholarship

In 2016, the San Francisco Chapter established a Continuing Education scholarship to provide opportunities for professional development. Continuing education or professional mentorship offers an experience for women working in the areas of culinary arts, beverage management, hospitality, agriculture and related fields. Click here for more information or contact Chantal Martin, Chair 2019-20.

Your donation toward this effort is appreciated. See form below.

Donate to the Fellowship or the Scholarship

The chapter membership funds the fellowship & scholarship through both dues and additional donations. Plus contributions from other chapters, organizations, and individuals help assures the longevity of this fellowship. For more information or to make a donation, contact: Dames Roberta Klugman and Jennifer Newens, Fellowship Chairs or fill in the donation form below.

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