Plate Changer Luncheon Fundraiser

Our second Plate Changer Luncheon was another success! Our featured speaker was Diana Kennedy - Celebrated authority on Mexican food and cooking. Chef Kennedy offered her insights on kitchen waste, recycling and sustainability.

Diana Kennedy is an international ambassador of authentic Mexican cuisine, having committed her life to its preservation and protection. She has published nine  cookbooks to international acclaim, and won the James Beard Award in 2011 for "Oaxaca al Gusto".

Plate Changer was held Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Marriott Riverwalk, 11:30am

Grant Underwriter - Goldsbury Foundation

Thank you to all the Sponsors!

Plate Changer Co-Chairs: Blanca Aldaco and Wendy Stiles

Levels of Sponsorship inspired by Plate Changers named for Outstanding Women in the Culinary World

Diana Kennedy $10,000.00 Level - Thank you Marriot Riverwalk/Rivercenter!

Rosemary Kowalski (RK Group) Level $5,000.00 each - Thank you to the following: Ben E. Keith and Sysco Central Texas!

Lidia Bastianich (Lidia) Level $2,500.00  each- Thank you to the following: Aldaco's Restaurants, Kelly & Bubba Storbeck, Bear Readymix, Dame JoAnn Boone, C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc., H-E-B, Rosario's Café & Cantina, SOGO Wealth & Risk Management, St. Philip's College!

Dolores Cakebread (Cakebread Cellars) Level $1,500.00 each - Thank you to the following: ATKG, LLP, H-E-B (table for local chefs), Grupo La Gloria, Elaine Hubbard and Friends, Kiolbassa Smoked Meats, Komet Communications, LaBatt Food Service, PepsiCo Foodservice, San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, San Antonio Restaurant Association, Texas Dermatology and Laser Specialist, Vollmer Products International (VPI)

Friends of Plate Changer - Silver Eagle Distributors

Special Thanks To - Brink Creative, Don Strange of Texas, Edible San Antonio, Hotel Emma, Statue of Design, David Garcia, Surrendered Media LLC

Three Aspirations Grant Winners were awarded $30,000  from the 2015 Plate Changer

Julie Braune, Braune Farms, Seguin, Texas - $10,000

Lori Krieger, Taste Elevated, Castroville, Texas - $10,000

Alysa Seeland, FOND Bone Broth, New Braunfels, Texas -$10,000 

View this Video of these winners!

For more information on the Apirations Grant and Application Click Here

Les Dames d'Escoffier is 501(3) and international organization of 1900 leading women in the fields of culinary arts, hospitality, agriculture, viticulture, nutrition and related fields. Our San Antonio chapter of more than 70 women is in its 21st year of community philanthropy, concentrating on scholarships for women, community garden funding, nutritional education for children and families, and culinary excellence throughout South Texas.
 

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