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

November 2017

Letter From Our President

Dear Dames,

With Thanksgiving marking the onset of the holiday period, I wish to thank all members of Les Dames d'Escoffier's New York chapter for your commitment to our organization, and for giving it the vibrancy and passion to move forward together successfully in future.

To those of you who volunteer endless hours to the work we do, your efforts make an enormous difference in elevating LDNY and helping us achieve great things. And for those who attend programs and events, and who donate gifts to our important scholarship activities, please know that your generosity is what constitutes the purpose of LDNY. It is helping to change lives.

The LDNY Business Meeting attended by many of you was held November 14th within the Fales Library & Special Collections of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library at New York University. Most of you know this is home to the LDNY archives and it was very special for us to be gathering here.

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Best regards,

Joan Brower

Dame Joan Brower


Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY) Presents Scholarship Awards for Women Pursuing Careers in Food, Wine and Hospitality

23 Winners Honored at NYU Reception

Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY), which supports women leaders in the food, wine and hospitality industries, recently awarded almost $82,000 in scholarship funding to 23 students. A gala was held in their honor at New York University’s Rosenthal Hall in New York on July 26th. read more

Upcoming Events

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and join us!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
New Year! New Career!
Switch It Up - Making Your Move in Food Wine & Hospitality
Panel Discussion
Moderator - Dame Janeen Sarlin
Panelists - Dames Joan Coukos, Julie Hartigan, Rita Jammet & Melanie Young
Includes Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres
6:00 - 8:30 PM
International Culinary Center
462 Broadway, NYC 10013

Saturday, January 27, 2018 Dim Sum for the Lunar New Year and Walking Tour of Chinatown
Tour led by Dame Liz Young
Includes Brunch & Tea
10:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Food, Drink & Shopping Options

For full listing of LDNY programs, visit our event archives HERE

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