Welcome to the Austin Chapter of the Les Dames d’Escoffier
Les Dames d’Escoffier is the only organization of its kind: a worldwide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The invitation-only membership, composed of 28 individual chapters across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.
There are 1200 members worldwide representing chefs, culinary school proprietors and teachers, culinary historians, food editors and writers, hoteliers, vintners and wine merchants, restaurateurs, caterers, professors, chocolatiers, bakers, manufacturers and purveyors.
LDEI is an invitational organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality whose mission is education, advocacy and philanthropy.
LDEI is an international organization of women leaders who create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality professions.
To do this, LDEI members (must):
• Share knowledge
• Support members
• Provide leadership, educational opportunities and
philanthropic events for the larger community.
All proceeds from the event and auction will benefit scholarships and grants for Austin women in the culinary, wine, food artisan and hospitality professions.