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.

The Quarterly

The Quarterly magazine connects the Dames across 40 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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Thanks to all who made the 2017 LDEI Annual Conference a success. It is not too early to start thinking about the 2018 annual conference, being held in Seattle, October 11-14, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel Seattle Downtown. The theme is "Gray Skies, Bright Ideas."

The Renaissance Seattle Downtown
October 11-14, 2018
Conference rate: $229 per night, single/double occupancy.
Occupancy tax: 15.6%
Reservation cut-off date: September 10, 2018

  • 2018 Taste of Mexico
    Mark your calendars for March 14-18, 2018, as the LDEI-Mexico Chapter is proud to invite you to the second “Flavors of Mexico” experience. It...
  • Edible London 2018
    LDE London is delighted to announce that Edible London 2018 will take place May 16 - 21 2018. Sharing our culinary world for the 3rd time, we’ve...
  • Dames and Disaster Relief
    We are modifying this section from hurricane relief to disaster relief, to include our Dames affected by the wildfires in California. In the spirit...
  • LDEI Adds Two New Chapters
    The LDEI Council of Delegates has ratified charters for two new chapters: Charlotte & the Western Carolinas and New Orleans. This brings the total...

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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