Recent Press Releases
May 8, 2019 Les Dames d’Escoffier International Names 2019 Legacy Award Winners
Seven professional women, chosen as this year’s Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) Legacy Award recipients, have each earned a culinary mentoring experience delivered by seven of the organization’s distinguished members.

Jan 2, 2019 LDEI Call for Entries - 2019 Legacy Awards
Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) and the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts have partnered to offer the prestigious Legacy Awards, curated culinary experiences designed specifically to enhance the careers of women in food, beverage and hospitality. Women with a minimum of four years culinary industry experience are eligible to apply.

Dec 6, 2018 Stratte Named President of LDEI
Louisville, KY (Dec. 4, 2018) – On Friday, October 12, 2018, before an audience of 245 in Seattle, WA, Ann Stratte, former owner of My Personal Chef, was named President of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI).

Aug 11, 2018 Marion Nestle - 2018 Grande Dame
Internationally recognized researcher, degreed nutritionist and author who has been named by Forbes Magazine as number two of "the world's seven most powerful foodies," Marion is known worldwide for her vast nutritional knowledge and passionate food advocacy.

Jun 18, 2018 LDEI Releases 2018 Trends Report
Presenting in-depth data and insight gathered from a recent member survey, Les Dames D’Escoffier International has released their 2018 Trends Report, forecasting the international, restaurant, catering, health and lifestyle trends, amongst other categories, that will shape the culinary cultural landscape of tomorrow. The report paints a rich picture of what’s new, what’s losing steam and what’s around the corner for the coming years.

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