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


Letter From Our President

Dear Dames, 

Happy new year to all of you and your families!

I’m incredibly honored to be starting off 2019 as your President. Thank you for your trust in me and please count on me to listen to you, respond to you, and strive to make Les Dames d’Escoffier New York an even stronger organization. However, I can’t function single-handedly and am thrilled to have Dames Ronnie Campbell as Vice President, Bonnie Leblang as Secretary, Jen O’Flanagan as Treasurer, and a dynamic new Board, working right along with me. And naturally, I’m depending on all of you to be there with us, sharing your ideas and volunteering your talents to help us achieve our goals.

My number one hope is that I can be responsive to what you want LDNY to be. For the last 2 years as Vice President, I’ve been paying close attention to what you’ve been saying and I hear loud and clear that you would like us to be more involved in some of the issues that our industries have been confronting, including inequality in women’s wages, power abuses, and food insecurity. Your Board of Directors will be exploring ways to increase our advocacy but I urge you to bring areas of need and opportunities to participate to our attention.



Dame Sharon Franke
Les Dames d’Escoffier New York





For Immediate Release. New York, NY
Les Dames d'Escoffier New York (LDNY), which supports women leaders in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industries, recently awarded $63,000 in scholarship funding to 26 students. A gala was held in their honor at New York University's Rosenthal Hall in New York, with breath-taking views of iconic Washington Square Park. read more

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Happy Aperitivo!
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Leonelli Taberna in the Evelyn Hotel
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