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 Pick “The Food Explorer” for April 30

When we plan our meals or consider a restaurant menu, we are all now conscious of farm to table and local ingredients. We take things like mushrooms, zucchini, and durum wheat for granted. We may accept things from far away as long…

No Foolin’! Chicago Food Trivia Night is April 1

Think you know everything there is to know about Chicago and its food? Here’s your chance to prove it, when we dive into some of the most fun facts in the pages of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. Co-Editor Carol Mighton…

“Dames Who Read” Dine & Dish on Southern Comfort Food

“Dames Who Read” organizer Judith Hines gathered a hungry group of Dames around a table laden with Southern comfort food for February’s culinary book club event. The book: The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table by Rick…

No Foolin’! Chicago Food Trivia Night is April 1

Think you know everything there is to know about Chicago and its food? Here’s your chance to prove it, when we dive into some of the most fun facts in the pages of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. Co-Editor Carol Mighton…

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Premiere of “A Fine Line” Documentary to Honor Carrie Nahabedian

We are pleased to share an advance invitation to the premiere of an exciting new documentary shining a spotlight on women in the restaurant industry – including our own Dame Carrie Nahabedian, chef and co-owner of the critically acclaimed Brindille restaurant!…

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