Recent Press Releases
May 7, 2018 LDEI Names Legacy Award Winners for 2018
LDEI is proud to announce this year’s six winners of The Legacy Awards, one of the organization’s most important philanthropic initiatives, which is supported by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

Feb 22, 2018 LDEI 2018 Legacy Awards
Women working in the food, beverage and hospitality industries are eligible to enter the 2018 Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) Legacy Awards. The winners will be announced April 21 with the mentorships taking place in the summer and early fall of 2018.

Jan 17, 2018 M.F.K. Fisher Awards Call for Entries 2018
Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) is awarding nine cash prizes totaling $2,450 for its 2018 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 Renaissance Seattle Downtown Hotel in Seattle, Washington, October 11-12, to attend the awards presentation.

Jan 2, 2018 Matson-Mathes Installed as President of LDEI
Hayley Matson-Mathes takes over as the new president of LDEI.

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

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