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

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.

Marlena de Blasi’s The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club

Dame Toria Emas recaps the fun-filled evening.

Post-Holiday Potluck a Delicious Success

Kick off 2017 right with Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago at the annual Post-Holiday Potluck Dinner!

Dames Who Read: The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick

Calling all MFK Fisher fans: Dames Who Read will be reading The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick for our next meeting.

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Breakfast with Ina Screening at Kendall College

The million dollar taste buds – learn how Enda Howley became a cheese grader, and how he was identified as having a highly tuned palate. Enda will walk us through the grading process, talk us through how he identifies cheeses right for maturation and the key elements he looks for in a good cheese. He’ll also share top tips for knowing your cheese is at it’s peak.

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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.

Learn More