Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago

Category: Chicago Chapter News


Hanging Out with Dame Dorie Greenspan

Dorie Greenspan is not only one of America’s most prolific food personalities and cookbook authors, she also is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (New York Chapter). Her newest book, Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook, dropped on Oct. 23,…

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LDEI Conference Inspires Chicago Dames

“Gray Skies, Bright Ideas” was the theme of the 31st annual Les Dames d’Escoffier International conference in Seattle, WA but as it turned out, it was bright skies and really bright ideas! With unusually warm and sunny weather, more than 250…

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Dames Gather at Hot New Restaurant Twain to Talk Old-School Cookbooks

On Sept. 24, the Chicago Dames were treated to a discussion of crowd-sourced spiral-bound cookbooks at the new restaurant TWAIN in Logan Square. The owners are the husband- -and-wife team Chef Tim Graham and Sommelier and Mixologist Rebekah Graham, and…

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Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago Awards Scholarships to Nine Women

On Sept. 17, the Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships totaling $30,000 to nine outstanding women pursuing culinary arts and hospitality education programs at four area schools. The Scholarship Committee received and reviewed 17 applications, inviting 11 women for…

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Dames Who Read: An “Unforgettable” Fall Gathering

Unforgettable: The Bold Flavor’s of Paula Wolfert’s Renegade Life by Emily Kaiser Thelin The fall Dames Who Read meeting was truly “Unforgettable” in many ways.  It’s always fun to dine together, discuss and delve into the life of a noted…

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