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

In its 6th year, 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.

Is pink Prosecco poised to become the top rose, or are canned cocktails and hard seltzers the unstoppable rising stars? Will the high-altitude wines of South America make Argentinian and Chilean reds the next best thing to Burgundy? What’s American single malt and does it have legit whisky cred? Now in its second year after a sold-out premier in January 2020, this trade and consumer-driven wine and spirits symposium energetically and intelligently pours out the trends in the world of wine, spirits, and other beverages.

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.


These upcoming monthly events are open to LDNY members and non-members

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Tuesday July 20

6:00 PM EST

Join Us via Zoom to Celebrate These Young Women

You are cordially invited to join us for a lively virtual celebration of the 2021 Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship winners. In recognition of their talent and determination, sixteen future industry leaders will be granted LDNY scholarships. Representing nine 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.

With A Few Words by Guest Dame Melissa Rodriguez

Melissa Rodriguez




Co-Chairs Dames Wanda Mann and Kathryn Gordon

Wanda Mann
Kathryn Gordon

Complimentary for 2021 & 2020 Scholarship Winners and School Liaisons $10 for Members of Les Dames d’Escoffier and the Public A portion of proceeds will benefit the LDNY Scholarship Fund 


Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, 

Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), International Wine Center (IWC), 

Kingsborough Community College, Montclair State University, New York City College of Technology (City Tech), 

New York University (NYU)