Our premier annual events are open to both members and non-members:

This on-the-pulse event uncovers emerging food and beverage trends, featuring distinguished industry experts in panel discussions. Our well-attended reception preceding the main attraction offers a platform to showcase sponsor products and services, make connections, and forge valuable relationships with our influential members and enthusiastic foodies.

2022 Date TBD

One of the LDNY premier annual events: The Next Big Sip

THE NEXT BIG SIP is a yearly event organized by the New York Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDNY). Entitled The Silver Lining, Revelations in the Beverage World, the event will be held virtually with a live webinar on March 8th, International Women’s Day from 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM ET. We have put together a stellar panel of industry professionals who will discuss the biggest trends, and challenges to take place in 2022 in the beverage world. Tickets on sale now, with more details below.

Tuesday March 8, 2022

One of the LDNY premier annual events: Summer Dine

This popular event began as an evening of concurrent dinners in major Big Apple restaurants, offering specially crafted menus and meet-the-chef opportunities. As we navigate the changes in our restaurant and hospitality industry, we look forward to creating opportunities and continuing to support the dining industry via our members, colleagues, friends, and sponsors.

Coming this summer


Our events are open to both LDNY members and non-members:


You are cordially invited to join us for a lively celebration of the 2022 Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship recipients. In recognition of their talent and determination, 14 future industry leaders will be granted LDNY scholarships. Representing 8 partners, these women are poised for successful careers in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industries. LDNY proudly supports their endeavors. Please join us in celebrating their current achievements and promising futures.

Since 1977, LDNY has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships, many in partnership with corporate benefactors, to over 1,000 recipients.


  • Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)
  • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
  • Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
  •  International Wine Center (IWC)
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • Montclair State University
  • New York City College of Technology (City Tech)
  • New York University (NYU)

Any questions, please contact Dame Sharon Franke, Cochair, LDNY Scholarship Committee at

Event proceeds will benefit Les Dames NY Scholarship Fund.

Follow @lesdamesny / #LDNYScholarship

About Chef Grace Ramirez. A chef, dedicated humanitarian, author, and broadcaster, Chef Grace Ramirez has become a world leader who brings her Latin American heritage and charisma to the vast audiences of Oceanía and the Americas. A blend of celebrity power and rooted knowledge of the culinary complexity of Latin American tradition, Grace has made a life of her own design. She is committed to shaping the future with authentic vibrancy and sustained care for nourishment, values inherited from a long lineage of powerful women.

Recently featured by CherryBombe’s 100 Women in Hospitality and People En Español’s Most Powerful Latina Women of 2021, Grace speaks to a new generation. Leading by example through her work with World Central Kitchen, This is About Humanity, IsraAid, and Wellness in the Schools, Grace empowers people to take an active role in society and creates a global sense of connection beyond borders.

Miami born and Venezuela-raised, the current New Yorker’s diverse Latin heritage was the inspiration for her cookbook, La Latina, featuring her interpretation of traditional recipes from Latin America. Visit to learn more, or follow Chef Grace on Instagram @chefgraceramirez.

Summer Happy Hour at Vinateria

July 19th, 5. – 7 pm

Please join us for a Summer Happy Hour at Vinateria!  Owned by Dame Yvette Leeper Bueno, Vinateria is the perfect place to enjoy being together for delicious food, drinks, and great conversation.  Get there before 7 PM and drinks are at Vinateria’s Happy Hour prices.

Attendees must show proof of full Covid vaccination (and at least 1 booster) at the door (otherwise no entry). We encourage all to test themselves 24 hours prior to attendance. Per NYC Covid Guidelines, our organization is following protocol for MEDIUM Alert Level. Should there be a change to HIGH Alert Level prior to event date, masks will be an additional requirement. SEE NYC COVID ALERT GUIDELINES HERE.

Portion of ticket proceeds benefit the Les Dames NY Scholarship Fund. /

ABOUT VINATERIA. At Vinatería, we bring vibrant yet comforting dishes rooted in the rich culinary traditions of Italy and Spain. Our philosophy is simple: use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. We believe in the enduring relationship between fresh ingredients, deliciously prepared food, and life’s moments of enjoyment. With a wine list focused on small producers, an artisan cocktail and spirits program, and a beautiful yet unpretentious atmosphere, we’re always excited to welcome our guests as anyone would visitors in their own home. For current restaurant Covid protocols, guidelines, and safety procedures, call 212-662-8462 or visit