Les Dames d 'Escoffier


We are a philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The by-invitation membership, composed of over 2,300 members in 40 chapters in 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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The Quarterly magazine connects the Dames across 38 chapters in a personal, photographic and informative way. The Winter issue focuses on the latest LDEI conference, while the remaining three issues showcase Dames based on a particular theme, such as "Tasty Travels" and "Dames who Farm."

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The 2017 LDEI Annual Conference will be held October 26-29 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA. Hosted by the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter, the meeting will take as its theme "California Dreaming: Experiencing California Cuisine from Farm to Table." Click here for the full conference program. Online registration is available by clicking on the Member Login button at the top of this page. 

Plan now to attend: …

  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Chapter Leadership Forum
  • Chapter enhancement
  • LDEI award presentations
  • Networking opportunities
  • Pre- and post- conference tours
  • Council of Delegates meeting
  • Most of all, come for great food, fun and friendships!

Click here to purchase tickets to A Taste of SoCal, the LA/OC fundraiser being held as part of the LDEI conference. (non-members only)

The Island Hotel
October 26-29, 2017
Conference rate: $235 per night, single/double occupancy.
Occupancy tax: 13.1%
Reservation cut-off date: October 2, 2017

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Les Dames d'Escoffier International proudly sponsors three prestigious award programs, which honor excellence, leadership, extraordinary achievement and outstanding professionalism in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.

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