The Women in Culinary Leadership (WICL) program is now accepting applications for 2016. Pictured left to right: Michael White, Gail Simmons, Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin, pastry chef Emily Luchetti, WICL co-creator Rohini Dey, 2013 WICL grantee Eliza Martin, JBF president Susan Ungaro, and Kristen Kish. Photo courtesy of the James Beard Foundation.

The Women in Culinary Leadership (WICL) program is now accepting applications for 2016. Pictured left to right: Michael White, Gail Simmons, Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin, pastry chef Emily Luchetti, WICL co-creator Rohini Dey, 2013 WICL grantee Eliza Martin, JBF president Susan Ungaro, and Kristen Kish. Photo courtesy of the James Beard Foundation.

If you’re seeking a culinary mentor, now is the time to apply to the 2016 Women in Culinary Leadership program. Since 2012, The James Beard Foundation has offered this hands-on education to help women break into the culinary industry. Mentors are from restaurants across the country and include Napa chef Cindy Pawlcyn of Mustards Grill. This is an exciting opportunity for those looking to build in-depth kitchen skills, learn the nuances of restaurant management, or both. Applicants must have at least two years of professional hospitality or culinary experience. Deadline: February 8. Info and application: here