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Spring 2023 | Edible Cleveland, "Legacy of Les Dames"

2/20/20 | Currents, "Les Dames d'Escoffier women thrive in the culinary industry"

Dames Dish! Newsletter

1/10/19 | A Brand New Year

12/13/18 | Wine and Dine

11/15/18 | Conference Review

10/23/18 | Blog About It

9/20/18 | Craft Distilling

8/16/18 | Get the Picture?

7/19/18 | Stop and Smell the Rosé

5/22/18 | The State of Food

4/19/18 | Herb Your Enthusiasm

3/22/18 | Springing a Leek (And Other Veggies)

2/15/18 | The Cleveland LDEI Newsletter

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Welcome to the Cleveland Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International. Our members are professional women in the food, beverage, and related industries. All are women of achievement, leaders in their fields as well as their communities, all with a minimum of five years' experience. The goal of our chapter is to carry out the mission of our parent organization: to educate, advocate and donate; to assist and promote women in the professions of food, wine and hospitality; and to participate in Green Tables, LDEI’s Civic Agriculture and Garden Initiative, aimed at helping consumers of all ages better understand the link between farming and eating. In addition we provide opportunities for our members and their guests to socialize, network, and learn.

Through our activities, chapter members share their knowledge and expertise with one another, our industry, and the general public. We also raise funds to support mission-related philanthropic projects.

Membership in Les Dames d'Escoffier International is limited to qualified women living and working in Ohio, and is by invitation only. For more information, please contact us.

Les Dames d’Escoffier International

Les Dames d’Escoffier International is an invitational organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality professions that strives to promote excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality professions through education, advocacy and philanthropy. It is an organization made up of 40+ chapters in cities across The Unites States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The chapters come together annually at a conference to share, network, and participate in professional development. Members communicate regularly throughout the year, exchanging ideas and information via teleconferences, newsletters, and email announcements. Every member receives a membership directory with contact listings for all members.


How It All Began

Les Dames d'Escoffier International – A History
By Katherine Newell Smith, Washington, DC Chapter


VIDEO: Les Dames d'Escoffier International Past, Present & Future 1



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