The Molly Hosner Scholarship Award
It is with great pride that the Les Dames d’Escoffier – Palm Springs Chapter announces our new scholarship program, The Molly Hosner Scholarship Award.
Les Dames d’Escoffier is the only organization of its kind: a world wide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.
Molly was a founding member of the Palm Springs chapter. She was a member for over 25 years. She was a chef and the owner of TasteBuds, a Palm Springs area catering business. Prior to that she was head chef at Touché, a dance and dining club in the Palm Springs area.
Molly was born in the Seattle, Washington area. After school she became a certified gemologist. In her 30’s she decided to follow her passion and to return to school and become a chef. She applied to the Seattle Chapter of Les Dames and received one of their first scholarships to further her studies. Upon graduation, Molly headed the catering division of Nordstrom’s department store in Seattle.
After relocation to Palm Springs, Molly helped incorporate the Palm Springs chapter, assisted in the 501(c)(3) charitable status designation and served in various board positions through the years. She was the chapter secretary when she passed away.
All who knew Molly loved her infectious spirit. She loved to laugh and was always the first to attend any of our parties. She believed strongly in providing education for woman to become chefs or receive training in food related careers. Our scholarship students were an important priority. She helped cater many of our fundraising events.
Molly’s loving and sweet spirit is deeply missed by our chapter members. She would be so proud to have the scholarship named in her honor. Our scholarship recipients have been extremely impressive women who are as accomplished as Molly, so this is a fitting tribute.
Dedicated to Molly Hosner (1953 – 2020)