Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) is offering a slate of learning opportunities for students and professionals in its 2011 Scholarship and Internship Program. Deadline for applications is April 4, 2011.

“Our scholarships and internships allow WCR to fulfill its mission by offering women in the culinary industry invaluable educational opportunities,” says Jamie Leeds, president of WCR and chef/owner of Hank’s Oyster Bar and CommonWealth Gastropub in greater Washington, D.C.

Last year, WCR awarded more than 40 scholarships and internships in six nations. Recipients gained professional skills and inspiration from industry leaders who donated their time and resources to advance the professional development of women in foodservice. 

Opportunities for WCR’s 2011 program include:
• Internship with Bon Appétit Management Company, Silicon Valley
• Barbara Tropp Memorial Internship, Beijing
• Internship in New Orleans with Susan Spicer
• Organic internship with Nora Pouillon, Washington, D.C.

Returning opportunities include scholarships at leading professional culinary-arts programs nationwide and cooking, baking, cheese- and winemaking, management and marketing internships in the United States, China, France, Ireland, Italy and Scotland.

Applicants must be active members of WCR in any category. Online application deadline is 5:00 p.m. CDT on April 4, 2011; mailed applications must be postmarked no later than April 4, 2011. Details of this year’s WCR Scholarship and Internship Program are described fully at www.womenchefs.org.