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

Chicago Dames Travel to Mexico for Margaritas, Mayan Cooking and More

By Dame Toria Emas Five Chicago Dames embarked on a Traditional Mayan Adventure with LDEI Flavors of Mexico. Attending were Dames Susan Syzmanski, Susan Weller, Diane Sokolofski, Antoinette Benjamin (Ann Arbor dual member), Toria Emas and her husband,  Bill.

Dame Amelia Levin Releases New Book

Dame Amelia Levin’s first of two books, The Lake Michigan Cottage Kitchen come out April 1. This collection of 118 recipes captures the evocative food experiences of the Lake Michigan region, an ultimate vacation destination with hundreds of miles of…

Dame Carol Haddix’s Book Signing Dates

Dame Carol Mighton Haddix reports on upcoming talks and book signings for The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, including:   6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Meet the Authors event, Newberry Library   6:30 p.m. April 1 at Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society…

Dames Who Read: Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

June’s Dames Who Read book is EIGHT FLAVORS The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman. The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population that makes for a continually changing culinary landscape. But a young historical gastronomist named…

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Dame Carol Haddix’s Book Signing Dates

Dame Carol Mighton Haddix reports on upcoming talks and book signings for The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, including:   6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Meet the Authors event, Newberry Library   6:30 p.m. April 1 at Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society…

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Culinarium 2018: Empowering She-Cago’s Food Scene

Les Dames d’Escoffier Celebrates the Women Powering  “She-cago’s” Food Scene The Chicago chapter of the international philanthropic organization of women leaders in the food, beverage and hospitality industries is hosting an unforgettable evening to celebrate the women who have shaped…

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