On November 8, 1976, the landmark investiture and reception dinner for Les Dames d’Escoffier, led by founder Carol Brock, was held at the French Consulate, welcoming 50 pioneering women as its first members. In the intervening years, lies a tale of dedication in overcoming the enormous gender barriers that existed, as well as persistence in discovering the many qualified professional women who were, in fact, there, but largely invisible.

Our mission is to support women in the worlds of food, fine beverages, and hospitality through education, community service, scholarship, and mentoring.

Join Us via Zoom for a Live Conversation

Thursday, October 21, 2021. 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET . Registration Fee: $20 (Students and Media FREE w Code). Zoom link provided upon registration, via order confirmation.

During quarantine, we all became pros in our home kitchens, which turned into Command Central and the source for nourishment and health, comfort and community, joy and entertainment. With the landscape changed so drastically in our homes and restaurant communities, how will our kitchens and dining experiences evolve? We’ll consider the changes through engaging keynotes and conversations with top chefs, community advocates and industry leaders.


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