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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. The invitation-only membership, composed of 36 individual chapters across the United States, Canada the United Kingdom and Mexico, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.  

 

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  • 2016 LDEI Legacy Awards Deadline Extended
    Les Dames d’Escoffier International Legacy Awards, supported by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts (created by Julia in 1995. www.juliachildfoundation.org), offer hands-on placements and professional expertise to...

  • Joan Nathan is the 2015 LDEI Grande Dame
    Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s (LDEI) prestigious Grande Dame recognition was awarded to Joan Nathan, author of 10 award-winning cookbooks. Nathan is a charter member of the Washington D.C. LDEI Chapter, a dedicated...

  • The Next Big Bite: What You will Cook, Eat and Crave in 2016
    (September 30, 2015, New York, NY) – The world of food is inevitably connected to everything from agricultural, legislative and environmental issues to health and nutrition, entertaining and the art of dining. As the culinary landscape...

  • LDEI Welcomes Six New Chapters
    Louisville, KY (Sept. 10, 2015) – Les Dames d’ Escoffier International, an organization of women leaders in food, beverage, and hospitality professions, today announced the addition of six new chapters (serving a specific country...

  • Mark Your Calendar for Edible London 2016
    The London Chapter is delighted to share the news that a sequel to Edible London has just been launched and we are hoping that many of you will be able to join usMAY 12th - MAY 16th, 2016 We’ve worked hard to make it even bigger and...

  • Les Dames d’Escoffier International Names 2015 Legacy Award Winners
    Six professional women chosen as this year’s Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDE) Legacy Award recipients, have each earned a mentoring opportunity delivered by distinguished members of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), an...

  • 2015 M.F.K Fisher Award Winners Are Announced
    The winners of the 2015 M.F.K. Fisher Awards for Excellence in Culinary Writing have been announced. The grand prize will be awarded at the 2015 LDEI Annual Conference in Charleston this fall. The complete list of winners and the winning entries can...

  • 2015 Grande Dame Nominees are Announced
    The nominees for the 2015 LDEI Grande Dame Award have been announced. The award is given every two years to a woman, late in her career, with outstanding professional achievement, excellence and charitable/community contributions. Click here for the...

  • Dame-to-Dame Program
    The Dame-to-Dame (D2D) program is now up and running! The Dame to Dame Initiative offers all Dames the opportunity to showcase products/services to reach our full membership through the LDEI website by offering discounts to sister Dames...

  • LDEI Teams with Tiffany & Co. for Exclusive Offer
    Attention Dames! Please look for a new and exclusive offer from Tiffany & Co. on the LDEI Members Only site! Place your order now for logo engraved sterling silver jewelry and gift yourself for the holidays! Login to the Members Only section...

 

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