Cinco de Mayo Clean Up

Submitted by Julie Chernoff
roberti.groupThese photos were taken at the “Cinco de Cleanup” at the Roberti Community House on May 5. Polly Peters, Mary McMahon and I all attended to see our LDE Community Outreach program in action. We were so impressed with everything that Maribeth has accomplished there in a few short years. The Community House is now an integral part of the Waukegan community.

Maribeth Roberti wrote “THANK YOU LES DAMES D’ESCOFFIER!!! We are thrilled and honored to have been selected by this esteemed organization for a grant of $10,000 to fund our “Garden to Table” programming. These funds will allow us to expand our summer efforts. We are excited about beginning a series of cooking classes for children and new offerings for adults will include grilling, canning and making jams and jellies.

Les Dames d’Escoffier is “the premier, invitational organization for influential women leaders in food, fine beverage and hospitality.” We are excited to be able to continue working with this extremely talented group of women.”



















Roberti Community House

Screen shot 2014-12-22 at 6.19.07 PMThe Roberti Community House, Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago’s community service project, has become an integral part of the community of Waukegan, providing a haven for its neighbors.

In addition to providing opportunities for learning, the RCH offers a respite from personal struggles and the joy that comes from simply being among friends. One of the primary tenets of the RCH is to encourage and develop the strengths and leadership skills of our neighbors.

See the video here!

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Call for Proposals & Ideas

The Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier’s mission encourages all members to participate in community service through active participation or donation. Our chapter is accepting applications and ideas for a new community service initiative for the 2013/2014 years. If your project is interested in the potential volunteerism of Les Dames, please click on the banner below and you can fill out the form online.

Or just give us your ideas!


When you’ve completed the form, save it on your computer, then send a copy to Jennifer at Thank you.