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 – The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

Tuesday, April 14 Dames Who Read: “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet” The spring book for DAMES WHO READ has been chosen for its timeliness during this turbulent election season – but all of the politics discussed will center on the kitchen!…

Dames Chicago Award Scholarship to 14 Deserving Women

  Sept. 20, 2019: The Chicago chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier was thrilled to present scholarships to 14 amazing women who are pursuing careers in food and beverage, the culinary arts, and/or hospitality industries. The recipients are: Camila Ambriz, Joliet…

Meet Our New Members!

The Chicago chapter welcomed nine new Dames on Monday, June 10, where they were inducted at the Annual Meeting and Dinner at The Glunz Tavern. Katie Ayoub Katie has been in foodservice publishing industry for almost 20 years. She is President of…

Dames Who Read – The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

Tuesday, April 14 Dames Who Read: “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet” The spring book for DAMES WHO READ has been chosen for its timeliness during this turbulent election season – but all of the politics discussed will center on the kitchen!…

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Dames Who Read Dive into “Women on Food” by Charlotte Druckman

Winter in Chicago is the perfect time to snuggle up with a great book. Join Dame Judith Hines in a discussion of  Women on Food, a collection of the shared experiences of 115 women in the culinary world offering insight and perceptions of what…

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Back by Popular Demand: Dames Who Tell Stories

Back by popular demand, Dame Elizabeth Donovan will host an afternoon of story-telling, laughter and friendship on Sunday, Feb. 16. This years’s theme:  Was It a Pothole or a Speed Bump? As we travel on our own unique journeys through life, we all…

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