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Les Dames d'Escoffier New York Presents: NEW YEAR! NEW CAREER!

Making Your Move in Food, Wine and Hospitality. A panel discussion, with wine and hors d’oeuvres served.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018. 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Location: International Culinary Center (ICC) - 462 Broadway - NYC 10013. $35 Members / $45 Non-Members.

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To pay by check, note # of member/non-member tickets being ordered, along with guest names. Make check payable to Les Dames d’Escoffier New York and send to Dame Janeen Sarlin, 110 East End Avenue, NY 10028.

A Panel discussion on how to leave your career and find a new one in the food, wine, or hospitality industry will be moderated by Dame Janeen Sarlin, Owner of Cooking With Class, Inc., columnist, cookbook author, consultant, chef, culinary instructor. Our expert panel includes:

  • Dame Joan Coukos Todd - Former Investment banker, now award-winning Chocolatier and Owner of Chocolat Moderne.
  • Dame Julie Hartigan - Engineer turned cooking, health and entertaining consultant. Currently professional chef and recipe developer.
  • Dame Rita Jammet - Former restaurateur, now a principal of Bouquet Ventures Hospitality Consulting. Owner of La Caravelle Champagne and Wine.
  • Dame Melanie Young - PR Executive turned radio show host and award-winning author. Certified health coach and motivational muse.

If you wish to submit questions for the panel, contact Dame Janeen Sarlin, at jasarlin@gmail.com

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Les Dames d'Escoffier New York Presents: Year of the Dog Celebration - A Dim Sum Feast & Chinatown Tour, conducted by Dame Liz Young of Culinary and City Tours

Back alleys and chop suey, no more! From hand-pulled noodles to artistically presented dim sum, New York’s Chinatown flaunts a selection like never before, including foods from Hong Kong, and the Sichuan, Shaanxi, Guangdong, and Fujian provinces. The morning begins with a dim sum breakfast—steaming delicacies from the Cantonese tradition—so arrive hungry! We'll learn all about the neighborhood, explore a nearby temple, visit one of the unique food markets, sample Malaysian beef jerky, and end with a sweet treat. The tour concludes near Bayard and Elizabeth Streets and will take place rain or shine. Here's a video with a taste of what's to come. Watch it Here

January 27, 2018. 10:00 am to 1:15 pm. Location: Meet at the street level of Jing Fong 20 Elizabeth Street (between Canal and Bayard Streets). Chinatown NYC. If you arrive after 10 am, meet the group on the 2nd floor, up the escalator. Please notify Liz of any food allergies when you arrive. Nearest subways: Q, N, R, J, M, Z and 4 and 6 Trains to Canal Street, D train to Grand Street. $65 Members / $75 Non-Members.

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Hosts: Dames Liz Young and Sharon Franke. Questions: Dame Sharon Franke, 917-806-1779 or sharonilenefranke@gmail.com. Day of event, text Dame Liz Young at 646-286-8065.

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Cook With Love For Your Valentine. A culinary hands-on cooking class with Dames Kathryn Gordon & Sabrina Sexton

To be covered in the class: sourdough, pizza, stretching cheese, ice cream and piping meringues, with the following menu (based on market availability) -

Appetizers, Antipasto Style
Sourdough Pizza Baked in a Woodstone Oven
(assorted toppings, house-made mozzarella & fresh chevre)
Rotisserie-Charred Cauliflower
Oven-Roasted Carrots
Green Salad
Strawberry Dacquoisette Ice-Cream Sandwiches
(based on market availability)

February 12, 2018. 5:30 pm Hydroponic Garden Tour / 6:00 - 9:30 pm Cooking Class. Location: Institute of Culinary Education , 225 Liberty Street, 3rd Floor, Brookfield Place, NY 10281. $70 Members / $80 Non-Members/Guests.

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Dame Kathryn Gordon has been a Pastry Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education for over 14 years. A consultant to bakeries and food entrepreneurs, and the author of two cookbooks, she is a graduate of Vassar College, New York University Stern School of Business, and L’Academie de Cuisine.

Dame Sabrina Sexton is a chef, educator, consultant and Program Director for Culinary Arts at the Institute of Culinary Education. Sabrina cooked in some of New York’s finest restaurants including Gramercy Tavern and Chanterelle. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Institute of Culinary Education.

Questions? Contact program co-chairs Kathryn Gordon at kgordon@ice.edu or Sabrina Sexton at ssexton@ice.edu

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Many thanks to our host location, Institute of Culinary Education


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