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Les Dames d’Escoffier is the only organization of its kind: a society of professional women involved in food, wine and hospitality, promoting the interests of the members and those who share the objective of understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of food, wine and the arts of the table.

Les Dames d'Escoffier International is a world wide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The invitation-only membership, composed of 37 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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  • Flavors of Mexico
    Mark your calendars for March 8 -12, 2017, as the LDEI-Mexico Chapter is proud to invite you to the first Flavors of Mexico experience. It will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico and in the city of Tequila. This immersive experience is inclusive...

  • Casting Call: Executive and Amateur Chefs in the NYC Area
    Producers are creating a TV show  about everyday people based in New York and the Tri-States who are inspired by food.    Are you an executive chef in a dead end job whose skills are under appreciated? Are you an amateur or professional chef...

  • LDEI Welcomes 37th Chapter
    In a special conference call meeting of the LDEI Council of Delegates, the delegates unanimously approved the charter of the Greater Des Moines Chapter of LDEI. This is the 37th chapter, chartered in LDEI's 30th year. 

  • HELL'S KITCHEN Casting Call
    HELL’S KITCHEN is looking for the next batch of talented, passionate and skilled chefs to work with Chef Ramsay in the hottest kitchen on earth. The bar is being raised and the series is looking for chefs and accomplished line cooks with...

  • Fundraising dinner for LDEI/Mexico Chapter in San Diego
    Join us for an extraordinary palate-pleasing evening featuring an exquisite 6-course wine pairing dinner, prepared by:   Chef Flor Franco, Finca la Carrodilla, Valle de Guadalupe   Chef Denise Roa, Rancho La Puerta   Chef Claudette...

  • Top Women Culinary Leaders Gather in Washington, D.C. Celebrating 30 Years of Progress in Food, Beverage, and Hospitality
    More than 300 Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI) members, women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality, are expected to converge on Washington, D.C., for the LDEI annual conference Oct. 27 – 30. This year’s event, “Global...

  • Les Dames d’Escoffier International Names Ten Winners for Prestigious M.F.K. Fisher Awards Recognizing Excellence in Culinary Writing
    LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (July 5, 2016)–Dianne Jacob of Oakland, California., a writing coach, editor, and author of the “The Meaning of Mangoes,” has been selected as the grand-prize winner and Internet Category winner of the Les...

  • LDEI Seeks Director of Business Development
    Les Dames d’Escoffier International is seeking a Business Development Consultant who will be responsible for substantially increasing the financial support of the organization. Must have the ability to establish and cultivate relationships...

  • LDEI Names 2016 Legacy Award Winners
    LOUISVILLE, KY (June 7, 2016) – Six professional women chosen as this year’s Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) Legacy Award recipients, have each earned a mentoring opportunity delivered by six of the organization’s...

  • LDEI Announces 30th Anniversary Scarves
    To commemorate the 30th anniversary of LDEI, a limited edition scarf has been commissioned and is for sale in the LDEI online store.    Click here for details. For a look at the artist's process, click here.    To order your scarf, login to the...

  • Culinary Trailblazer Carol Brock, Founder of Les Dames d’Escoffier, to Receive Honorary Doctorate
      Cobleskill, NY — Carol Brock, pioneering founder of Les Dames d’Escoffier, who helped break down barriers for women in the culinary arts, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane...

  • 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...

  • 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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