Tuesday, January 26, 2010

RAM Education Foundation names Dionot board member

Patrice Dionot, co-owner and administrative director of L'Academie de Cuisine, was appointed member of the board of the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation (RAMEF) for a two-year term. Dionot will help RMAEF in its goal to improve the hospitality industry workforce through promotion of the ProStart culinary and restaurant management program.

Dionot, the wife of L'Academie de Cuisine founder Francois Dionot, has been with L'Academie since its beginning and oversees both the professional and recreational cooking schools. She previously was chair of the culinary trust for the International Association of Culinary Professionals and has served on the boards of The Marriott Hospitality Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., Les Dames d’Escoffier and the national board of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.