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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 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.  

 

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  • 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...

  • Chicago Dames Host Dames Who Drink at NRA
    WHAT: Dames traveling to Chicago for the National Restaurant Show are cordially invited to attend the Chicago Chapter’s 15th annual “Dames Who Drink” informal networking party. Spouses and guests are welcome as well. WHERE...

  • Webinar: 50 Quick, Easy, Cheap Ways to Refresh Your Online Presence
    Webinar Topic: 50 Quick, Easy, Cheap Ways to Refresh Your Online Presence Date: Thursday, April 24, 2 pm EDT You’ve gotta LOVE the internet and its universe of promotion and marketing opportunities. Last autumn, the LA/OC Dames hosted a...

  • 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...

  • Dames at Charleston Wine and Food Festival
    The Charleston Chapter of Les Dames would like to invite Dames to a welcome reception for the 2014 BB&T Wine and Food Festival in Charleston.  Friday, March 7, 2014 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Fish Restaurant 442 King Street Local Dames - $15...

  • 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...

  • Dames at IACP
    WHAT: Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier welcomes Dames who are attending the IACP Conference. Please join local and visiting Dames for a wine, bubbly and charcuterie reception. Dames from all chapters attending the IACP conference are...

  • 2014 M.F.K. Fisher Awards Program is Ready for Your Submission
    Calling all Dames Who Write! Win $1000 and a Trip to the 2014 LDEI Conference in Boston Enter LDEI’s Updated M.F.K. Fisher Award Contest Deadline: March 31, 2014 Dames are all winners, but where have you been since 2006? That’s...

  • 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 Charter's 29th Chapter - Birmingham, AL
    LDEI has added a new chapter - Birmingham, AL. The LDEI Council of Delegates approved the new charter at its meeting in Austin during the Annual Conference. The Birmingham chapter has more than 50 founding members, which is almost triple the size of...

  • 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 info@ldei.org. This address is active and being assimilated into all of our web-based utilities. The old address (ldei@aecmanagement.com)...

  • LDEI Grande Dame, Marcella Hazan, Passes Away
     LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. — LDEI's 2005 Grande Dame, Marcella Hazan, the Italian-born cookbook author who taught generations of Americans how to create simple, fresh Italian food, died Sunday. She was 89.   Hazan died in the morning at her home in...

  • Edible London Gastronomic Tour
     The Dames of LDE London invite you to savour the flavour of London through a carefully created 4-day menu – a veritable extravaganza of food, wine and fun put together by Dames who really know and understand the extraordinary gastronomic...

  • LDEI Announces 2013 Grande Dame - Dolores Cakebread
    New York (July 16, 2013) – Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), an organization of leading professional women in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality, will present its prestigious Grande Dame Award to Dolores...

  • LDEI Announces 2013 Legacy Awards Winners
     NEW YORK (June 10, 2013) - Five 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 members of...

  • 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...

  • LDE Chicago Awards $22,500 in Scholarships
    CHICAGO, May 3, 2013 – The Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) recently awarded scholarships totaling $22,500 to female students enrolled in professional culinary- and baking/pastry-arts programs throughout...

  • 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...

  • Giving Escoffier His Due
    For those members of LDEI who are not aware, the name of the fine dining restaurant at the venerable Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, was recently changed to Bocuse from Escoffier. We submitted an Op Ed piece (below) to the 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.   Our new...

  • 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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