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, region, city or state):  Ann Arbor, MI;  Kentucky; North Carolina; Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; and Mexico.

 

According to LDEI President, Lori Willis, “There are now 2,100 Dames in 36 chapters worldwide working to further the mission of providing education opportunities for women and philanthropic support to the communities they serve.”

 

Willis says, “LDEI will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016, and there is no better way to validate the ongoing relevance of our mission than in welcoming an unprecedented number of new chapters.” 

 

“Adding the women of Mexico is particularly exciting, “ says Willis.  “With this new chapter, organized by LDEI president-elect Maria Gomez, we expand our organization’s international reach and enhance philanthropic impact.”

 

More than 250 Dames, top women culinary leaders,  are expected to converge in Charleston, “The Culinary Capital of the South,” to experience history and hospitality during the Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) annual conference, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1. Dame Carla Hall, renowned chef, author, entrepreneur, and television co-host of The Chew, will be the keynote speaker.  Chef Hall will  share insights on the commerce of branding. 

 

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LDEI is the only organization of its kind; a worldwide philanthropic society of professional women  in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The invitation-only membership is highly diversified and reflects the multi-faceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.  The organization includes over 2,011 members in 36 chapters worldwide committed to improving the lives of women by providing leadership, educational opportunities and hosting philanthropic events within the communities they serve.. For more information, visit LDEI.org or on Facebook at Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l.                 



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