|Les Dames d' Escoffier International
|Welcome to Les Dames d'Escoffier
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 29 individual chapters across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.
- Applications Available for Les Dames d’Escoffier International Legacy Awards;
LOUISVILLE, KY (February 24, 2015) – Imagine working side-by-side with a top organic restaurateur in Washington, D.C., helping with the grape harvest for the oldest continuously operating, family-owned winery in California, learning food...
- Call for Entries to Women Food Writers for LDEI’s M.F.K. Fisher Award
Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) is awarding nine cash awards totaling $2,450 for its 2015 M.F.K. Fisher Awards. In addition to $1000 cash, the grand prize winner receives an expenses-paid trip to Charleston, October 31, 2015, to...
- Join SF Dames during Fancy Food Show in January
Join Dames in the San Francisco Bay Area for the Fancy Food Show January 11-13, 2015. During the show, the San Francisco Chapter invites you to join them on Monday, January 12 for their Annual Ancestral Potluck.
January 12, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00...
- Year End Tax Deduction
Part of our organization’s on-going growth initiative includes our financial growth. If you are looking for a way to make one final tax-deductible contribution to close out 2014, please consider Les Dames d’Escoffier International...
- Progress Report on 2014
Click here for a progress report on LDEI for 2014 as presented by LDEI Immediate Past President Beth Allen at the LDEI Annual Conference in Boston.
- M.F.K. Fisher Award-Winning Entries
A journalism teacher at the University of Missouri (MU), Nina won LDEI’s M.F.K. Fisher Book Award and grand prize for the prologue from her book Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland), a piece about a hungry...
- EDIBLE LONDON––Experiencing its Tastes & Treasures
By Susan Fuller Slack
When judged against other great world cities, London’s cuisine is in the winner’s circle. After all, British fare descends from a well-respected lineage influenced by the Franco-Normans. Some say...
- President's Update - October
A Wonderful Year!
What a terrific honor it has been being your president this year! Writing these letters each month has been a wonderful way to keep us all connected, Many thanks for all the emails and chapter updates you’ve sent to me...
- Top Women Culinary Leaders to Experience “The Best Begins in Boston” at Annual Les Dames d’Escoffier Conference
BOSTON (October 9, 2014) – More than 250 top women culinary professionals will converge in Boston to experience and celebrate the many food “firsts” of the city during the Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) annual...
- President's Update - September
Welcome to Fabulous Fall!
Along with the promise of autumn leaves and cooler days… much is happening, especially with LDEI this month! Registration for our Annual Conference in Boston is growing every day, currently...
- President's Update - August
Hope you’re enjoying these glorious days of summer!
A few of the latest LDEI...
- President's Update - July
Celebrate… and enjoy a fabulous Fourth of July!
News continues to arrive from Dames across the country this month. A dozen judges have spoken and the M.F.K. Fisher Awards are in… 73 Dames focused on “Taming Digital&rdquo...
- 2014 Annual Conference - Boston
The program has been announced for the 2014 Annual Conference, scheduled for October 30 through November 2 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Boston. Click here for complete details. Registration only.
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- Winners of LDEI’s 2014 M.F.K. Fisher Awards Announced
A dozen judges have spoken, and the grand-prize winner of LDEI’s 2014 M.F.K. Fisher Awards for Excellence in Culinary Writing is Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, a journalism teacher at the University of Missouri in Columbia, who will win $1,000 and a...
- Raise Funds for Your Chapter AND LDEI
Want to raise funds for your chapter -- and support LDEI at the same time? Participate in our second CharityBuzz auction – online November18 through December 9, 2014. At CharityBuzz, your donations are showcased inside a community of over...
- President's Message - June 2014
Welcome to these warm and wonderful days of Summer!
Celebrate summer with the latest news and events from LDEI... Dames report a terrific time at Edible London … a $12,000 grant for the 2015 Legacy Awards has been...
- LDEI Announces 2014 Legacy Awards Winners
LOUISVILLE, KY (June 3, 2014) – Six professional women were chosen as this year’s LDEI Legacy Award recipients to be mentored by some of America’s leading female talent in food, beverage and hospitality—all distinguished...
- President's Message - May 2014
Dear Dames… Welcome to this marvelous month of May!
LDEI happenings continue at a fast pace. Forty-two Dames and guests will soon be gathering for the Edible London tour… a record number of Dames attended our first Webinar of...
- President's Message - April 2014
Dear Dames… Welcome to Spring!
LDEI activities are in full swing. The MFK Fisher Awards have received the most entries ever... the Legacy Awards are now accepting applicants… and our first webinar of the year is happening this...
- Marion Nestle Selected REAL Food Innovator of the Year Among Food Pioneers
The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) honored eight individuals last week at the inaugural REAL Food Innovator Awards, including Dr. Marion Nestle, who was chosen as the Innovator of the Year. An independent panel of experts selected the...
- President's Update - March
News is coming in from Dames all around… of symposiums, receptions, LDEI award programs, more emerging plans for the Boston Conference – and on and on. Here are some of the exciting activities and happenings that your fellow Dames...
- LDEI 2013 Annual Report
In an effort provide more information and more transparency to the membership, LDEI has created its first-ever annual report. This one-page document was distributed to all members with the annual membership directory. Click here to access a PDF copy...
- New LDEI Promotional Video is Online
Our new video featuring Les Dames d’Escoffier International, previewed at the Austin Conference, is now posted on the website. Click the Past, Present and Future icon on the left side of the page.
This dynamic video captures our...
- LDEI has a New Email Address
As part of our continuing branding initiative, LDEI is migrating to a new email address. The new addresss is firstname.lastname@example.org. This address is active and being assimilated into all of our web-based utilities. The old address (email@example.com)...
- 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...
- IMPORTANT ACCQUISTIONS FOR THE LDEI’/CAROL BROCK NEW ACCQUISTIONS PROGRAM IN FALES LIBRARY AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Les Dames d’Escoffier, New York continues to fulfill its responsibilities to the larger society of LDEI in acquiring important culinary volumes for the LDEI/Carol Brock New Acquisitions Program in Fales Library at New York...
- LDEI Announces New Affinity Partner - FedEx
LDEI continues to search for ways to enhance your membership in the organization. One way is through the development of affinity programs – partnerships with organizations that provide a discount to members on goods and services.
- 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!
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