Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago

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Recipe for Disaster Followed by Recipe for Fun Dames Social Outing

This past Sunday afternoon, a group of a dozen Dames got together to attend the novel show, Recipe for Disaster, by Rick Bayless, Carl Menninger and Amy Rubenstein, at the Windy City Playhouse. Some of us met at Petterino’s in…

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Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago evening at Bookends and Beginnings

Books were on tap on a recent Thursday evening at Bookends and Beginnings, the independent bookstore in Evanston owned by Dame Nina Barrett.  Nina graciously opened her store after hours to Chicago Dames who enjoyed quite an evening. A gorgeous…

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Dames Wine School Launches Feb. 12

Welcome to the Dames Wine School and the first in series of five classes! Do you like wine, but don’t know your chard from your chenin? Do terms like tannin, body and balance confuse you? Do you find yourself overwhelmed in a wine store, gazing…

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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 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…

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