Danielle Sykora, a student in the Nutrition and Food Studies department, recently received a $3000 Scholarship in Nutrition from Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY). LDNY announced scholarships to recipients enrolled in accredited culinary and pastry arts, nutrition, food science, hospitality, and wine and spirits/fine beverage programs in New York and New Jersey.
The students were recognized and celebrated for their current achievements in promising futures at the annual LDNY Scholarship Awards held last month. Food Network star Chef Grace Ramirez, host of Destino con Sabor, used her keynote address to discuss leading by example and her work at Jose Andres’s World Central Kitchen, empowering people to take an active role in society and create a global sense of connection beyond borders.
LDNY is the founding and largest chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), an experienced 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to advance and support aspiring women in food and beverage, as well as to champion critical industry issues. LDNY’s vision is guided by three objectives: Education, Advocacy, and Philanthropy. Because the cost of college is often cited as the most significant reason students drop out the LDNY scholarship program exists to ensure access to education for women who wish to pursue a culinary education. Since its inception in 1977, LDNY has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to over 1,000 recipients.