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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Holiday Baskets & Pop-Up Market

It’s that time of year again! We have a limited number of holiday baskets filled with a delightful variety of locally made products from member Dames across the state. Baskets are $35 each and available only through the LDEI Hawai‘i website. Basket sales open on Wed., Nov. 20, for Dames only, and to the general […]


A Farm to Fork Evening with Grande Dame Marion Nestle – 2019 Escoffier Dinner

Our special guest at this year’s Escoffier dinner is Grande Dame Marion Nestle. The Island-inspired, farm-to-table menu will feature modern interpretations of classic Escoffier cuisine. Ticket sales will benefit the Kapiolani Community College Culinary Competition Team. Parking in the main campus lot, near the culinary building (Ohelo). 5:45 – Doors Open 6:00pm – Passed Appetizers […]

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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.