Women Leaders in
Food, Fine Beverage & Hospitality


Welcome to the home of the New York Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International-the premier, invitational, non-profit organization of women leaders dedicated to education, advocacy, and philanthropy-through the support of its partners and members in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries

March 2017

Letter From Our President

Dear Dames,

Throughout time, brave and spirited women have looked upwards to see glass ceilings. Their work has allowed future generations of women to smash through those ceilings. Women’s History Month honors these women. First recognized by the UN in 1975, close in date to the founding of Les Dames d'Escoffier, Women's History Month is now celebrated annually in March as a tribute to women's progress, and an acknowledgement of the work yet to be done. Our own efforts on behalf of LDNY exemplify women's achievements in the culinary, fine beverage and hospitality fields through our organization's commitment to education, donations for vital scholarship awards, volunteer work throughout the community, and networking support to our member Dames both on social media, and -- more importantly -- at in-person gatherings.

LDNY has had much to celebrate this month.

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Best regards,

Joan Brower

Dame Joan Brower


Meet our LDNY 2016 Scholarship Recipients
On July 20, 2016, Les Dames d’Escoffier New York awarded over $66,800 in scholarships to 23 culinary women leaders of tomorrow at the annual LDNY Scholarship Reception. Over 100 Dames, sponsors, and benefactors celebrated with the accomplished winners, their professors and families at this gala event. read more

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar now
and join us!

Wednesday, May 17th
For The Love Of Chocolate

6 – 9 PM
Chocolat Moderne
27 West 20th Street, Suite 904
New York, NY 10011
Early Dame Price - $60 (available until 5/1)
Dame Price after 5/1 - $70
Non-Members $75
Order Tickets HERE


Saturday, June 3rd
9:15 AM to 12:30 PM
High Line Tour
Conducted by Dame Beth Allen's husband, John Allen
Breakfast Buffet before with Mary Cleaver
at The Green Table in
Chelsea Market, NYC

Tuesday, June 13th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Dinner at Sahib with Dame Surbhi Sanhi’s chef husband Hemant Mathur.

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