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2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grants Now Available

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November 12, 2014

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2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grants Now Available from the James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant. Women with at least two years of professional hospitality or culinary experience are encouraged to apply for a chance to participate in a six- or twelve-month mentor/grantee program with top industry leaders. The deadline is December 16, 2014.

Mentorship programs are available with the following chefs and restaurateurs:

  • Kevin Boehm – Boka Restaurant Group, Chicago (six months; front of house)
  • JBF Award winner Richard Melman and Kevin Brown – Lettuce Entertain You® Enterprises (six months; front and back of house)
  • Rohini Dey (WICL founder) – Vermilion, Chicago or NYC (twelve months; front and back of house)
  • JBF Award winner Tom Douglas – Multiple Restaurants, Seattle (twelve months; front and back of house)
  • JBF Award nominee Matt Jennings and Kate Jennings – Townsman, Boston (opening December 2015; twelve months; front and back of house)
  • Anthony Lamas – Seviche, Louisville, KY (six months; back of house)
  • JBF Award winner Donnie Madia – Nico Osteria (One Off Hospitality), Chicago (six months; front and back of house)
  • JBF Award winner Christina Tosi  – Momofuku Milk Bar, New York City (twelve months; front and back of house)

Conceived by JBF trustee and restaurateur Rohini Dey, Women in Culinary Leadership is an educational program focused on mentoring and training women aspiring to careers in the culinary industry. The program launched in 2012.

Visit our WICL page for more details. Read the official WICL Grant press release.