Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago

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Welcome to Five New Dames d’Escoffier!

We are thrilled to welcome five stellar new Dames to the Chicago chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier! These new members were introduced at the Annual Dinner and Business Meeting on Monday, June 11. We look forward to getting to know…

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Dames – and Dudes – Enjoy a Heated Bocce Competition, Cocktails & Dinner

It was a heated – and humid! – battle on the bocce courts, as 20 Dames gathered in River Forest on Sunday, July 15 for the annual “Dames Who Roll” event. Hosted by Dame Gina Voci and husband Ed, this…

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Ina Pinkney Named Dame of Distinction

Each year, the board of Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago selects one member for an important lifetime achievement award – the Dame of Distinction honor. This member is one who has achieved excellence in her career and made outstanding contributions to…

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Dames Who Read: Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

From Dame Judith Dunbar-Hines June’s Dames Who Read book was EIGHT FLAVORS The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman.

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3-Ingredient Solution: Strawberries & Rhubarb

By Dame Judy Hevrdejs There’s a good reason strawberries and rhubarb show up in farmers markets and grocers these days. They ripen about the same time and the tart rhubarb plays nice with sweet strawberries. The easiest way to enjoy…

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