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

From Spark to Stores: Bringing a Singular Idea to Market!

Have you ever had a tightly focused niche idea that just might be worth pursuing?  Nearly everyone has had that one idea that feels like it fills a hole in the marketplace.  But how do you take it from idea…

Workshop Event: Leveraging Social Media to Effectively Engage Audiences Online

Social media can provide valuable insights from target audiences — be they consumers, the trade or media. When analyzed and used with intent, it can open doors to communications with your audiences that can drive sales and awareness of your offering.  Whether you are promoting your…

Dames Chicago Award Scholarship to 14 Deserving Women

  Sept. 20, 2019: The Chicago chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier was thrilled to present scholarships to 14 amazing women who are pursuing careers in food and beverage, the culinary arts, and/or hospitality industries. The recipients are: Camila Ambriz, Joliet…

From Spark to Stores: Bringing a Singular Idea to Market!

Have you ever had a tightly focused niche idea that just might be worth pursuing?  Nearly everyone has had that one idea that feels like it fills a hole in the marketplace.  But how do you take it from idea…

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Dames Who Read Dive into “Women on Food” by Charlotte Druckman

Winter in Chicago is the perfect time to snuggle up with a great book. Join Dame Judith Hines in a discussion of  Women on Food, a collection of the shared experiences of 115 women in the culinary world offering insight and perceptions of what…

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Back by Popular Demand: Dames Who Tell Stories

Back by popular demand, Dame Elizabeth Donovan will host an afternoon of story-telling, laughter and friendship on Sunday, Feb. 16. This years’s theme:  Was It a Pothole or a Speed Bump? As we travel on our own unique journeys through life, we all…

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