• Dames Who Read Discuss The Arrangement at Shaw’s Crab House

    On April 4, Chicago Dames gathered over oysters and champagne to discuss Ashley Warlick’s The Arrangement, an historical fiction about the legendary food writer M.F.K. Fisher.

  • Post – North Shore Distillery Tour & Lunch

    January 29 – The Dames’ recent Sunday jaunt to North Shore Distillery in Green Oaks was both informative and tasty — the best kind of program! Owner Sonja Kassebaum graciously welcomed us to their new facility, which had previously housed a kitchen design space and warehouse, with coffee and pastries from a local bakery.

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

Joan Reardon Honored as Alumna of the Year with Alverno Library Special Collection

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Dame Joan Reardon was honored as Alumna of the Year at her undergraduate alma mater, Alverno College in Milwaukee.  Alverno Library is the site she has selected for her manuscripts, culinary collection, and personal papers, which…

Dames Who Read Discuss The Arrangement at Shaw’s Crab House

On April 4, Chicago Dames gathered over oysters and champagne to discuss Ashley Warlick’s The Arrangement, an historical fiction about the legendary food writer M.F.K. Fisher.

Post – North Shore Distillery Tour & Lunch

January 29 – The Dames’ recent Sunday jaunt to North Shore Distillery in Green Oaks was both informative and tasty — the best kind of program! Owner Sonja Kassebaum graciously welcomed us to their new facility, which had previously housed a kitchen design space and warehouse, with coffee and pastries from a local bakery.

Sam Kass @ Chicago Botanic Garden

Join fellow Dames as we listen to Sam Kass, former White House Chef, speak at the Chicago Botanic Garden. As chef at the White House, Kass did more than cook for the First Family. He played an integral part in…

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Dames Who Drink @ National Restaurant Show

Dames traveling to Chicago for the National Restaurant Show are cordially invited to attend the Chicago Chapter’s 18th annual “Dames Who Drink” informal networking party. Guests are welcome as well. This would be a good event for prospective members for…

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