OUR MEMBERS

What is membership about?

Les Dames d’Escoffier International is a philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The by-invitation membership, composed of over 2,200 members in 38 chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy, fine beverages, foodways and hospitality.

We strive to create a supportive culture in our communities to achieve excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality professions.

Our chapter membership of more than 80 women includes professional chefs, restaurateurs, caterers, farmers, food retailers, event planners, cookbook authors, food journalists and historians, wine and spirits industry professionals, food publicists, culinary educators, food-community organizers and hospitality executives.

We remain dedicated in our support of women through scholarships, educational programs, externships and networking. Our Dames Who Donate program and Green Tables projects further this mission.

Meet Our Members

Beverage Specialists; Professionals in Spirits, Wine, Coffee & Tea

Liane Fu

Liane FU

President, Speakeasy Productions

Oahu

Satomi Goo

Satomi GOO

Vice President, The Tea Chest

Oahu

Tania Harmon

Tania HARMON

Director of Sales and Marketing, Kolani Distillers

Maui

GabrielleMaser

Gabrielle MASER

Mixologist, The Pacific Club

Oahu

Elisa Smithers

Elisa SMITHERS

Region Manager, Pernod Ricard USA

Oahu

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Chefs; Caterers; Restaurant Owners; Food Service Industry Professionals

LeeAnderson

Lee ANDERSON

Owner/Executive Chef, Sugar Beach Events

Maui

Clare Bobo

Clare BOBO

Owner, Island Thyme Gourmet

Hawaii Island

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Martha BRAHM

Chef / Owner, Hawaii Tart Company

Hawaii Island

Holly Hadsell El Hajji

Holly EL HAJJI

President, Pacific Events

Oahu

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Beth FULLER

Executive Chef, Lava Lava Beach Club

Hawaii Island

MichelleGomez

Michelle GOMEZ

Private Estate Chef, Chef Michelle Gomez

Hawaii Island

Justine & Kevin DTLA Session

Justine Kadokawa LEE

General Manager, PAI Honolulu

Oahu

Kathy Masunaga

Kathy MASUNAGA

Owner / Baker, Sweet Revenge

Oahu

Jocelyn McCann Leigh

Jocelyn MCCANN

Co-Owner, EAT Honolulu

Oahu

Ivy-Nagayama-Shishido

Ivy NAGAYAMA SHISHIDO

Gen. Mgr., Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar / d.k. Steakhouse

Oahu

Beatrice Ricart

Beatric RICART

Co-Owner, Coco Verte

Kauai

Gida Snyder 2

Gida SNYDER

Owner, 552 Culinary Group

Kauai

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Educators; Food Community Organizers; Health & Well-Being Professionals

ShonnaBaltar

Shonna Pinheiro BALTAR

Chairperson, Slow Foods Maui

Maui

Laurie-Carlson

Laurie CARLSON

Regional Governor, Slow Food Oahu

Oahu

Dorothy Colby

Dorothy COLBY

Administrator, Hale Ku‘ike

Oahu

Kusuma-Cooray

Kusuma COORAY

Professor, Kapiolani Community College

Oahu

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Robin KUMABE

Executive Director, Touch A Heart

Oahu

Amelia Deligadillo Lopez

Amelia Delgadillo LOPEZ

Chef, Fit4You Hawaii

Oahu

Hayley Matson Mathes

Hayley MATSON-MATHES

Executive Director, Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation

Oahu

KathiSaks

Kathi SAKS

Chef, ImPerfectly Delicious, Inc.

Oahu

Kay Tokunaga 2

Kay TOKUNAGA

Retired

Oahu

Allison Tong

Allison TONG

Associate Director of Development, Hawaii Agricultural Foundation

Oahu

Audrey Wilson

Audrey WILSON

Founder, Board President, Big Island Wellness Solutions

Hawaii Island

Lori Wong

Lori WONG

Food & Beverage Consultant, Moments LLC

Oahu

Jan Yap

Janice YAP

Home Economics Teacher, Punahou School

Oahu

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Fern YOSHIDA

Professor (Retired), Kapiolani Community College

Oahu

RebeccaWoodland

Rebecca WOODLAND

Owner, Hawaii Educational Resource Services

Oahu

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Event Producers; Hospitality; Tours

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Denise HAYASHI YAMAGUCHI

Executive Director, Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Oahu

Jenn Marr

Jenn MARR

Owner, North Shore Dream Vacation Services

Oahu

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Farmers; Manufacturers; Retailers; Gourmet Products

Possie Badham

Possie BADHAM

Co-Owner, Gourmet Foods Hawaii

Oahu

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Pamela BOYAR

Owner & Director, Hale‘iwa Farmer’s Market

Oahu

Pam Cooper

Pamela COOPER

Vice President, The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

Hawaii Island

Kaiulani Cowell

Kaiulani COWELL

Owner, Kaiulani Spices

Oahu

Nancy Edney

Nancy EDNEY

Owner & Vice President, Tropical Dreams Ice Cream

Hawaii Island

Angel-Foster

Angèl FOSTER

Co-Owner, Island Olive Oil Company

Oahu

Whendi Grad

Whendi GRAD

Owner, The Big Island Bee Company

Hawaii Island

Shannon Piper

Shannon PIPER

Office Manager, Gourmet Foods Hawaii

Oahu

JileenRussell

Jileen RUSSELL

Owner, Puu O Kumau Ranch/Kumau Cattle Co.

Hawaii Island

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Jeanne VANA

Manager, North Shore Farms

Oahu

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Pastry Chefs; Bakers; Candy Makers

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Suzanne BEARTH

Retired Pastry Chef & Artist

Hawaii Island

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Amy GALLEGOS

Owner, 808 Sweet Shack

Hawaii Island

Athena Keehu

Athena KEEHU

Owner, Sweet Doughs

Oahu

Abi Langlas

Abi LANGLAS

Owner, Cake Works

Oahu

ElizabethMcDonald

Elizabeth MCDONALD

Owner/Pastry Chef, B3 A Beach Bunny Bakery

Maui

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Writers; Publishers; Public Relations; Marketing; Social Media & Web Professionals

Kristin Jackson – 2

Kristin JACKSON

Owner, Jackson Ink

Oahu

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Joan NAMKOONG

Freelance Food Writer

Hawaii Island

Dania Novack-Katz

Dania NOVACK-KATZ

Publisher / Owner, edible Hawaiian Islands

Maui

DawnSakamotoPaiva

Dawn Sakamoto PAIVA

Owner, Put It On My Plate

Oahu

TheresaVanGreunen

Theresa VAN GREUNEN

Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Aqua-Aston Hospitality

Oahu

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Sharon VAN METER

President, SVM Productions

Hawaii Island

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