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 Somms “Curry Up” Wine Dinner at Bang Chop with Dame Mary Aregoni

It was a sold-out night of delicious food and wine as the Dames Somms partnered with Dame Mary Aregoni for the “Curry Up” wine dinner on June 4 at Bang Chop restaurant.   Dames enjoyed a welcome cocktail of Portell…

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 Test Their Knowledge on Chicago Food Trivia

Dames met at Eli’s Cheesecake on Monday evening, April 1 to test their knowledge on Chicago food trivia. Dame Chandra Ram and Dame Carol Mighton Haddix, one of the co-editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, led a fascinating presentation featuring…

“Dames Who Roll” Sunday, July 14

Come have a ball with your fellow Dames (and Dudes) on Sunday, July 14, when Dame Gina Voci hosts the annual “Dames Who Roll” Bocce tournament and potluck summer dinner. A high-stakes Bocce tournament (oh, yes, there are prizes!) will…

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You’re Invited to the Culinary Bazaar!

  WHAT:  Join us on Sunday, June 30 for a dazzling culinary marketplace filled with a treasure trove of gently used and new culinary treasures including silver serving pieces, counter-top appliances, crystal, china, barware, kitchen equipment, gadgets and so much…

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