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

September 2017

Letter From Our President

Dear Dames,

The LDNY Class of 2018 was inducted on Monday, September 25th at a spirited ceremony and dinner for 65 guests at Little Park restaurant in Tribeca. Our 13 new members are energetic, enthusiastic professionals who are dedicated to LDNY's volunteer and committee work, and already contributing their creativity and talent to strengthen the organization. We are thrilled to have them with us. Please welcome: Patricia Clough, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, Terry Frishman, Julie Hartigan, Colleen Jezersek, Keri Levens, Lori Jean Levy, Nirmala Narine, Jo-Ann Makovitzky, Megan Neisser, Stefanie Sacks, Gail Schoenberg, and Sabrina Sexton. Much gratitude goes to event co-chairs Dames Sharon Franke and Joan Coukos, as well as to sponsors Franciacorta and Armagnac (courtesy of Dame May Matta-Aliah), Chocolat Moderne (courtesy of Dame Joan Coukos), along with KitchenAid, Le Creuset, and Mauviel.

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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

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Monday, December 4th

6:00 – 9:00 PM
Jenn-Air Showroom
D&D Building 59th Street Entrance
222 East 59 Street, 5th Floor
between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
New York City
(The address is not reflected on the building, but it shows D&D Building and Jenn-Air)
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