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

Workshop Event: Leveraging Social Media to Effectively Engage Audiences Online

Social media can provide valuable insights from target audiences — be they consumers, the trade or media. When analyzed and used with intent, it can open doors to communications with your audiences that can drive sales and awareness of your offering.  Whether you are promoting your…

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 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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Dames Wine School Launches Feb. 12

Welcome to the Dames Wine School and the first in series of five classes! Do you like wine, but don’t know your chard from your chenin? Do terms like tannin, body and balance confuse you? Do you find yourself overwhelmed in a wine store, gazing…

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