Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) has announced the beneficiaries of its 2011 Scholarship and Internship Program.
Through the program, professional and student members of WCR not only receive opportunities to travel abroad, they also gain professional skills and inspiration from local industry leaders working to advance the professional development of women in culinary, hospitality and related fields.
â€śWCR thanks our members and sponsors across the globe who so generously and graciously open their kitchens, restaurants, farms, schools and businesses in support of this program,â€ť says Jamie Leeds, president of WCR and chef/owner of two Hankâ€™s Oyster Bar locations in metropolitan Washington, D.C. â€śThis support allows WCR to fulfill its mission by offering members invaluable educational opportunities.â€ť
WCR will introduce next yearâ€™s Scholarship and Internship Program at its 2011 national conference, Nov. 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, Mass.
The following individuals are this yearâ€™s pastry industry recipients:
Bread Baking Internship at Amyâ€™s Bread, New York
Lila Colello, Upper Darby, Pa.
Pastry Internship at Orson & Citizen Cake, San Francisco
Gina Conedera, Oakland, Calif.
The French Culinary Institute Pastry Arts Career Evening Program
Samantha Earl, New York