Fancy Food Show Mentorship Scholarship

Application Deadline: Midnight March 31st, 2023

The Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) Portland chapter is excited to support and mentor one woman-owned food/beverage business at the Fancy Food Show in New York City June 25-27, 2023. In partnership with the Food Innovation Center, Les Dames Portland will provide one culinary professional with a complimentary booth in the incubator village and professional mentorship to help prepare for the trade show opportunity, including packaging design, marketing/PR, sales sheet review, pitch coaching, etc.


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Scholarship applicants must identify as a woman-owned business, have worked with or have a scheduled appointment with the OSU Food Innovation Center (we can assist with this once the application is submitted), and be ready for wholesale orders by the trade show date. 

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Historically bad behavior in the food and wine industry disproportionally hurts the most marginalized people, including women of color, women from working-class backgrounds, and LGBTQ people. These communities must be centered in our work to lift women in our food community. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or members of marginalized communities to apply. If you want translation assistance for this application, email, and we will connect you with a volunteer.

 2022 Recipient: Lisa Tran of Tan Tan


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Tan Tan means New Beginnings in Vietnamese. Emerging from successful restaurants built by Vietnamese refugees, proud immigrants, and fearless women, Tan Tan Foods is dedicated to introducing and inviting others on our flavor journey.

Tan Tan Foods is honored to introduce the first Vegan-Certified and Gluten-Free authentic Vietnamese sauces to the market. Having had the opportunity to develop these flavors over more than two decades in the restaurants, Tan Tan Foods proudly presents the first Vietnamese Hoisin Sauce on the market as well as Vietnamese Peanut Sauce, Mom's Hot Chili Sauce, and a genuinely vegan "Fish" Sauce!

Just as food is a vital way to learn about cultures, Tan Tan Foods has used the opportunity to share authentic Vietnamese flavors with the Portland and Metro areas in hopes of building stronger communities. We have worked with other small and local vendors to create demo events where we can showcase their products alongside our sauces and have the opportunity to mentor many emerging companies. Tan Tan Foods has also worked with organizations such as IRCO (Immigrant Refugee Community Organization), My People's Market, Brian Grant Foundation, Built Oregon, APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon), and many others to support our belief that we are stronger when we work together.


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