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


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


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 Roll Recap: A Beautiful Night for Bocce!

By Dame Liz Barrett More than 20 Dames and their guests gathered in River Forest on a gorgeous summer afternoon (Sunday, July 16), hosted by Dame Gina Voci and her husband Ed, for a spirited round of Bocce and a…

Lidia Bastianich Receives LDEI Grande Dame Award

Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s (LDEI) prestigious Grande Dame Award will be presented to Lidia Bastianich. 

Meet the 2017 New Dames!

Introducing the newly inducted members this year.

Stacey Ballis’ “How to Change a Life” Book Tour Dates

Please join Dame Stacey Ballis at a few different venues discussing her new book, How to Change a Life.

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