We didn’t want a dining society. We wanted to do something. We wanted to show what women could do.

Carol Brock, founder, Les Dames d'Escoffier International

Our Mission


We are founded on the principle of creating a culture supporting and promoting women in the professions of food, wine, and hospitality within our community.

Our Philanthropy


The mission of “Dames who Donate” is to promote and inspire local women to dream big and become leaders in their chosen culinary-related field.

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Annual Meeting & New Member Installation (2019)

Please join us for our annual meeting and new member installation! (Purchase your ticket via link below. This is a Dames-only event; you need to be logged into your account in order to purchase your ticket.) We will be holding the buffet lunch event at the Halekulani hotel in Waikiki. Event begins at 11:00am; meeting […]

Marion Nestle on “What to Eat: Dietary Advice Meets Food Politics”

What to Eat: Dietary Advice Meets Food Politics” is the topic of a free public program to be presented by nutrition expert, educator and award-winning author Marion Nestle Event Details: Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.John F. Kennedy Theatre1770 East West RoadUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa The program is free and open to the public, […]

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Les Dames d’Escoffier: Past, Present, Future

A retrospective of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) and an interview with founder Carol Brock.