Denton’s Meagan Stout awarded year-long James Beard mentorship at The Breslin in NYC

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) has announced the recipients of the 2016 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant. More than sixty women with backgrounds in hospitality and the culinary arts applied to participate in a six- or twelve-month mentor/grantee program with top industry leaders. Twenty-one were selected, including Meagan Stout, an El Centro graduate from Denton who has worked at Barley & Board in Denton and The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas.

Stout was awarded a twelve-month, back-of-house program overseen by April Bloomfield of The Breslin in New York City.

The mentoring program for aspiring chefs and restaurateurs aims to build in-depth skills in the kitchen and in restaurant management.

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