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.
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