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

“Dames Who Read” Dine & Dish on Southern Comfort Food

“Dames Who Read” organizer Judith Hines gathered a hungry group of Dames around a table laden with Southern comfort food for February’s culinary book club event. The book: The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table by Rick…

Premiere of “A Fine Line” Documentary to Honor Carrie Nahabedian

We are pleased to share an advance invitation to the premiere of an exciting new documentary shining a spotlight on women in the restaurant industry – including our own Dame Carrie Nahabedian, chef and co-owner of the critically acclaimed Brindille restaurant!…

Dames Wine and Dine at Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration

Dame Mary Aregoni brought the Vietnamese celebration of Tet – or the Lunar New Year – to life with a lively dinner at Bang Chop on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Mary and her mother, known to all as Mama Suu, orchestrated…

Premiere of “A Fine Line” Documentary to Honor Carrie Nahabedian

We are pleased to share an advance invitation to the premiere of an exciting new documentary shining a spotlight on women in the restaurant industry – including our own Dame Carrie Nahabedian, chef and co-owner of the critically acclaimed Brindille restaurant!…

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