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LDNY Dames’ Launch a Food Product Course

Launch A Food Product Course December, 2021 LDNY Dames Kathryn Gordon and Jessie Riley, along with Jeff Yoskowitz, have created a unique online course specifically targeted to entrepreneurs preparing to launch a food product. These three industry experts are partners in Food Startup Help – a team of experienced chefs, product developers, and educators. The course

LDNY Spotlight: Change On the Horizon, Finally, For Women Sommeliers?

Ongoing patterns of sexual misconduct by male sommeliers and conflicts of interest in fine dining have led to the suspension of 7 members of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. What’s next for the women in this industry besides a public apology? New York Times November 3, 2020

LDNY Spotlight: The Tablet with Rozanne Gold

The Unofficial Spokesperson of Israeli Food By Leah Koenig In this feature article in The Tablet, food writer Leah Koenig dives into the genesis of modern Israeli cuisine, and it is not surprising to find Dame Rozanne Gold at the heart of the story.  As a young “gastronomad” scouring the world looking for good things to eat in

LDNY Spotlight: Total Food Service with Maria Loi and Joyce Appelman

DAMES IN THE NEWS Introducing Maria Loi, Q&A in Total Food Service Maria Loi’s column Mediterranean Menu Trends premiered in the May, 2021 digital and print issue of Total Food Service, following her cover feature Q&A in April, https://totalfood.com/maria-loi-estiatorio-greek-nyc/.  She will be sharing her food philosophy centered around the healthy Greek-Mediterranean diet and lifestyle in her monthly column.  Joyce

LDNY Spotlight: Insider Q&A: Leader for independent restaurants hit by virus

Insider Q&A: Leader for independent restaurants hit by virus By Marcy Gordon WASHINGTON — Amanda Cohen is a leader of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, a new lobbying group of chefs and restaurants that was formed in response to the viral pandemic. Professionally, Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, a fine-dining vegetarian restaurant

LDNY Spotlight: Will the Coronavirus Make Restaurants Like Mine Extinct?

Will the Coronavirus Make Restaurants Like Mine Extinct? If it can, the devastated industry should start from scratch after the epidemic and finally take care of its workers. By Amanda Cohen Last week, I laid off all 30 of my employees and closed the restaurant I’ve run for over a decade, Dirt Candy. I’ve worked

LDNY Spotlight: Breaking The Silence

BREAKING THE SILENCE January 19th, 2021 Dame Melanie Young, Founder/Host of The Connected Table Live Radio recently facilitated a virtual discussion to provide employers and employees with best practices for preventing, recognizing and addressing harassment of all kinds in the hospitality industries. Panelists included Taryn Abrahams, Saru Jayaraman, Theodora Lee, Ashley Oberdorff, Alpana Signh and

LDNY Spotlight: How Martha Teichner, CBS Correspondent, Spends Her Sundays

Meet LDNY Dame Martha Teichner January 22nd, 2021

LDNY Announcement: New Charitybuzz LDNY Partnership

A Great Opportunity to Raise Scholarship Funds  Charitybuzz, an organization with global access to individuals who want – and are willing to pay for – the best of the best, is partnering with LDNY!  This means our members and their networks can raise significant amounts of money, by contributing one-of-a-kind experiences, exclusive access to special