• 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.

  • Dames Mix and Mingle at Annual LDE Chicago Holiday Brunch

    Nearly 20 Dames and prospective members came together for the annual LDE Chicago Holiday Brunch, held this year at Dame Sarah Stegner’s Prairie Grass Café in Northbrook.

  • A Recap and Photos from the Annual LDEI Conference

    The Chicago chapter was well represented–in both enthusiasm and numbers– at the recent Les Dames d’Escoffier International annual conference in Washington D.C.

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 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.

Marlena de Blasi’s The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club

Dame Toria Emas recaps the fun-filled evening.

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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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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