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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PAI Pau Hana March 19

LDEI Pau Hana at PAI Honolulu

Please join us after our quarterly board meeting for a Dames’ pau hana at PAI Honolulu! All chapter members are welcome, as well as any guests you think may have interest in becoming a Dame in the near future! PAI’s general manager, Dame Justine Kadokawa Lee, is extending the pau hana happy hour pricing to […]

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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.