Town Hall Meeting
09.11.14 – 11:47 am | One Comment

WHAT: Please join your fellow Dames at the Glunz Tavern on Monday evening, October 25th for our annual Town Hall Meeting. This is a time to bring your ideas and concerns for our group! We …

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Sue Gin
10.14.14 – 8:04 am | No Comment

Sue GinSue Gin was a long time member of  the Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier having been inducted in 1984, when the group was only two years old.

Sue Gin (1941-2014), Founder and CEO of Flying Food Group for over three decades, died September 26 at Rush University Medical Center, after suffering a stroke earlier in the week at her Chicago headquarters. She was 73.

Sue founded Flying Food Group in 1983 at Chicago’s Midway (International) Airport, with one airline catering kitchen and a single domestic airline customer.

With Sue at the helm, Flying Food Group has grown to a $436 million global enterprise with a network of 20 production kitchens stretching from Honolulu to New York City. Customers include over 70 of the world’s leading airlines—primarily international—and retail partners, including Starbucks.

If you’d like to read more about Sue’s, go to the Chicago Tribune.




2014 Scholarship Recipients
09.19.14 – 8:11 am | No Comment
2014 Scholarship Recipients

A lovely champagne reception was held September 2 at Kendall College to introduce our membership to the recipients of the 2014 Scholarship Awards. We were very proud to be able to offer $30,000 in scholarships …

Dames Who Read: Biting Through the Skin
09.10.14 – 3:56 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Read: Biting Through the Skin

WHAT:  DAMES WHO READ   BITING THROUGH THE SKIN – An Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland
LDEI recently announced the winner of the 2014 MFK Fisher award as Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, author of “BITING THROUGH …

Mostly True by Mollie O’Neal
08.27.14 – 8:19 pm | No Comment
Mostly True by Mollie O’Neal

For their summer reading, Dames Who Read chose Molly O’Neill’s book MOSTLY TRUE, A Memoir of Family, Food and Baseball and met at the perfectly appropriate restaurant to hold the discussion: Harry Caray’s 7th Inning …

Green City Market Tour & Brunch
08.25.14 – 8:19 pm | No Comment
Green City Market Tour & Brunch

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WHAT: Green City Market Tour & Brunch at Perennial Virant to celebrate the release of the Green City Market Cookbook.
Join Dame Dana Benigno and Dame Portia Belloc Lowndes for an insiders tour of Green …

Bon Temps! Dames Who Drink at Ravinia
08.25.14 – 7:50 pm | No Comment
Bon Temps! Dames Who Drink at Ravinia

by Toria Emas
My fellow Dames and I met Sunday the 17th under the stars with Robert & Karen Levin serving as our gracious hosts! There were 7 Dames and 3 spouses.

Each year, Robert drives to …

2014 Annual Meeting
08.01.14 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
2014 Annual Meeting

LDE 2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner Report
By Julie Chernoff
The skies were intermittently stormy, but there was nothing but sunshine inside the The Racquet Club of Chicago on Monday, June 16 for the LDE Chicago Chapter …