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

Amy Bender

Amy BENDER

Director of Sales, Kai Spirits (Kai Vodka LLC)

Oahu

Liane Fu

Liane FU

President, Speakeasy Productions

Oahu

Satomi Goo

Satomi GOO

Vice President, The Tea Chest

Oahu

Marilyn-Kiraikos-Askari

Marilyn KIRIAKOS-ASKARI

Director of Sales, Euram Inc. dba Hawaiian Paradise Coffee

Oahu

Cheryl To

Cheryl TO

Owner, PacifiKool

Oahu

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Chefs; Caterers; Restaurant Owners; Food Service Industry Professionals

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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Amy FERGUSON

Chef / Owner, Cater Hawaii LTC

Hawaii Island

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Beth FULLER

Executive Chef, Lava Lava Beach Club

Hawaii Island

Jenny Johnson

Jenny JOHNSON

Cook, Sheraton Waikiki

Oahu

Michelle-Karr-Ueoka

Michelle KARR-UEOKA

Owner, MW Restaurant

Oahu

Jenn Marr

Jenn MARR

Brand Ambassador, Perfect Purée of Napa Valley

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

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Miya NISHIMURA

Chef de Cuisine, Alan Wong’s Honolulu

Oahu

Gida Snyder 2

Gida SNYDER

Cheese Maker / Chef, Naked Cow Dairy

Kauai

Susan Warner

Susan WARNER

Owner, Living Foods Gourmet Market & Café

Kauai

LeeAnne-Wong

Lee Anne WONG

Executive Chef / Partner, Koko Head Café

Oahu

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

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

Martina Hildorfer

Martina HILLDORFER

Assistant Professor, Kauai Community College

Kauai

Jean Hull

Jean HULL

Chef, Culinary Educator, Nutritionist, Jean’s Consulting

Hawaii Island

Patti Kimball

Patti KIMBALL

Teacher, Culinary Arts, State of Hawaii, Dept. of Education

Hawaii Island

Grace Kushuhara

Grace KUSHUHARA

Retired Cook and Baker

Oahu

Teresa LeMoon

Teresa LEMOON

Graduate Teaching Assistant, UH Manoa

Oahu

Amelia Deligadillo Lopez

Amelia Delgadillo LOPEZ

Chef, Fit4You Hawaii

Oahu

Tiffanie Masutani

Tiffanie MASUTANI

Culinary Arts / Pastry Arts Lecturer, Kapiolani Community College

Oahu

Hayley Matson Mathes

Hayley MATSON-MATHES

Executive Director, Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation

Oahu

Elaine Matsuo

Elaine MATSUO

Culinary Arts Teacher, Waipahu High School

Oahu

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Sandy Barr RIVERA

Assistant Professor, Hawaii Community College

Hawaii Island

KathiSaks

Kathi SAKS

Chef, ImPerfectly Delicious, Inc.

Oahu

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Lauren TAMAMOTO

Food Scientist / Research Chef, Culinary Innovation Center at Kapiolani Community College

Oahu

Kay Tokunaga 2

Kay TOKUNAGA

Retired

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

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Event Producers; Hospitality; Tours

Leonora Espania

Leonora ESPANIA

Event Coordinator, President’s Office, Punahou School

Oahu

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Denise HAYASHI YAMAGUCHI

Executive Director, Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Oahu

Sharolyn Kawakami

Sharolyn KAWAKAMI

Director of Rooms, Ko‘a Kea Hotel

Kauai

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Lorna LARSEN-JEYTE

Co-Owner, Kilauea Lodge

Hawaii Island

Maria Tucker – 2

Maria TUCKER

General Manager, Macy’s Food Division

Oahu

Dianne Vicheinrut

Dianne VICHEINRUT

Corporate Director of Food and Beverage, Outrigger Hotels

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

Soleil-Fusha

Soleil FUSHA

Specialty Food Buyer / Consultant, S&N Culinary Group

Oahu

Whendi Grad

Whendi GRAD

Owner, The Big Island Bee Company

Hawaii Island

Shannon Piper

Shannon PIPER

Office Manager, Gourmet Foods Hawaii

Oahu

Lois Shimabukuro

Lois SHIMABUKURO

Owner, Simply Good Enterprises LLC

Oahu

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Judy Lappert ST.CLAIR

Kauai Island Coordinator, Lappert’s Ice Cream

Kauai

Aletha Thomas

Aletha THOMAS

Founder/Owner, Monkeypod Jam

Kauai

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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

Athena Keehu

Athena KEEHU

Owner, Sweet Doughs

Oahu

Abi Langlas

Abi LANGLAS

Owner, Cake Works

Oahu

Jackie Lau

Jackie LAU

Bakery Specialist, HFM Food Service

Oahu

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Maria SHORT

Pastry Chef & Owner, Short N Sweet Bakery & Cafe

Hawaii Island

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

Fern Gavelek

Fern GAVELEK

Owner, Fern Gavelek Communications

Hawaii Island

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

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Angela TERRY

Chef & Writer, Maui Flour Child

Oahu

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