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


Post-Holiday Potluck a Delicious Success

Kick off 2017 right with Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago at the annual Post-Holiday Potluck Dinner!


Dame Ina Pinkney’s Documentary Wins Award

Congratulations to Dame Ina Pinkney, the subject of a documentary by Daisy May Films which recently won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Film at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.


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.


Dames Who Read: The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club

Dames Who Read will be reading and discussing The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club by Marlena de Blasi for the next get together in February.

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North Shore Distillery Tour & Lunch

Sugar & Spice makes everything nice! Especially in the talented hands of Sonja Kassebaum and her team at North Shore Distillery. LDE Chicago and Sonja welcome all members, spouses, partners and potential new members to attend.   The program will…

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Fat Tuesday the Polish Way

Join Master Baker Dobra Bielinski at her Jefferson Park shop, Delightful Pastries for a hands on lesson in making Pazcki (doughnuts) and Chrusciki (Angel Wings).

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