Recent Press Releases
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.

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).

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