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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.

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Members

Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago’s member base includes leading women in the culinary, foodservice and beverage industries.

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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

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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.

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Post-Holiday Potluck a Delicious Success

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

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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.

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Breakfast with Ina Screening at Kendall College

The million dollar taste buds – learn how Enda Howley became a cheese grader, and how he was identified as having a highly tuned palate. Enda will walk us through the grading process, talk us through how he identifies cheeses right for maturation and the key elements he looks for in a good cheese. He’ll also share top tips for knowing your cheese is at it’s peak.

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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.

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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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