Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY) is an unparalleled collective of forward-thinking and successful female leaders in all sectors of the food, beverage and hospitality industries. Located in the most dynamic and competitive city in the world, Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY) is the founding and largest chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Our mission is to advance and support aspiring professional women in food and beverage, as well as to champion critical industry issues. LDNY’s vision is guided by three objectives: Education, Advocacy and Philanthropy.

Our premier food and fine beverage events are the primary ways we fundraise in support of LDNY’s competitive Scholarship Program, one of our proudest achievements. Created by founder Carol Brock in 1976, our scholarships provide committed students in the world of food and beverage with financial assistance as well as a host of additional industry opportunities.

Visit our events page to learn about our events, which are open to members and the general public.

View our media gallery to watch our members’ dedication to craft, creativity, and the culinary arts.

To further support our mission, you may donate here.

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At the Stirring The Pot book launch party.

Photo credit Ric Kallaher.

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Les Dames d’Escoffier Annual Scholarship Reception in New York City, 2023.

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