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

Lidia Bastianich Receives LDEI Grande Dame Award

Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s (LDEI) prestigious Grande Dame Award will be presented to Lidia Bastianich. 

Meet the 2017 New Dames!

Introducing the newly inducted members this year.

Recap: Annual Meeting and Dinner

The 2017 LDE Chicago Annual Meeting and Dinner at Don Juan’s was a success.

Dames Who Read: Stealing Buddha’s Dinner

The next Dames Who Read book is Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, by Minh Nguyen.

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