Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago

Category: Member Spotlight

Dame Judy Schad: For the Love of Chevre

You would expect a holiday gathering at Dame Judy Schad’s home to feature a silky fresh chevre. And you wouldn’t be wrong. But the woman who founded Capriole Goat Cheese 30 years ago wouldn’t stop there. A cheese assortment this…

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Member Spotlight: Sandra Holl

A newer Dame, having joined last year (sponsored by Dames Melissa Graham and Portia Belloc Lowndes), Sandra Holl, the founder of the popular Floriole Cafe and Bakery in Lincoln Park, has contributed to Bon Appetit magazine, and she has been…

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Member Spotlight: Ellen King, Hewn

Ellen King left a restaurant job in SeattleĀ for a new life in Chicago area. Little did she know at the time she would open a now acclaimed and successful bakery focused on foods made with artisan and organic grains.

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Welcome 2016 New and Reinstated Members

A warm welcome to the 8 new LDEI Chicago members, 2 reinstated members and 1 new dual member. Read on to learn more aboutĀ these accomplished women in food.

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Dame of Distinction: Nancy Brussat Barocci

At the Annual Meeting and Dinner, held at Found Kitchen & Social House on Monday, June 13, the Chicago Chapter of LDE recognized and celebrated the addition of our fifth Dame of Distinction, Nancy Brussat Barocci, only the fifth in…

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