About

Les Dames d’Escoffier International is a worldwide society dedicated to fostering the advancement of women in culinary professions through educational and charitable activities.

Members

Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago’s member base includes leading women in the culinary, foodservice and beverage industries.

Events

A variety of events are offered by Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago during the year, with some events open to the public.

Chicago Chapter News

Dame Julie Chernoff Nominated for an IACP Award

LDE Chicago Past President Julie Chernoff is a finalist in two categories of the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Food Photography & Styling Awards — for Best Editorial/Personal Food Photograph and Best Food Styling in an Editorial/Personal Food Photograph —…

Recap: Post-Holiday Party a Success

By Dame Liz Barrett More than 75 Chicago Dames and guests gathered at the gorgeous Logan Square home of Dame Stacey Ballis and husband Bill Thurmond on Sunday, Jan. 21 for an evening of excellent company, cuisine and cocktails to…

Dame Carrie Nahabedian Named a James Beard Semifinalist for Outstanding Chef America

Congratulations to Dame Carrie Nahabedian for being named a semi-finalist for Outstanding Chef America for the 2018 James Beard Awards! (The only other chef named in that category happens to be another Chicago icon, Chef Tony Mantuano). This is Carrie’s fourth nomination (or fifth –…