Recent Press Releases
Jun 19, 2017 Bastianich Named 2017 Grande Dame
Lidia Bastianich has been named the 2017 Grande Dame.

Jan 12, 2017 M.F.K. Fisher Awards for Excellence in Culinary Writing
Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) is awarding 9 cash prizes totaling $2,450 for its 2017 M.F.K. Fisher Awards. In addition to the $1000 cash prize, the grand prize winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to LDEI’s Annual Conference at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California on October 28, 2017 to attend the Gala Dinner and awards presentation.

Nov 11, 2015 Gomez Named President of LDEI
On Saturday, Oct. 31, before an audience of 350 in Charleston, S.C., Maria Gomez-Laurens, Manager of Global Accounts for HelmsBriscoe, was named President of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI).

Jan 14, 2016 Call for Entries to Women Food Writers for LDEI’s M.F.K. Fisher Award
NEW YORK – Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) is awarding nine cash awards totaling $2,450 for its 2016 M.F.K. Fisher Awards. In addition to $1000 cash, the grand prize winner receives an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., October 30, 2016, to receive the award during LDEI’s annual conference at the Fairmont Hotel. Deadline for entries is March 31, 2016.

Mar 1, 2016 Les Dames d’Escoffier International Celebrates 30 Years
Louisville, KY – Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with 36 Chapters planning charitable events around the world.

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