Welcome to Les Dames d’Escoffier Austin Chapter

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.


Upcoming Events:

Join the Les Dames d’Escoffier of Austin for an evening of delightful food and wine, enchanting company, and the opportunity to bid on a collection of culinary experiences and delights not available in any other setting. Watch some of Austin’s best chefs battle for bragging rights while you enjoy tasty bites and bid on one of a kind items.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00-9:00 pm
Barr Mansion 

All proceeds from the event and auction will benefit scholarships and grants for Austin women in the culinary, wine, food artisan and hospitality professions.

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