Mark your calendars!
Sunday, November 3, 2019

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Award-Winning Food & Beverage Tasting Event

Foxhall Resort: Lush lawns on the river just
35 minutes Southwest of Downtown Atlanta

145+ of the Regions’ Top Chefs, Restaurants,
Farms, Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries

Proceeds Benefit Scholarships for Women’s Education, Georgia’s Farming Community and Organizations that Feed the Hungry

We are hosting AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTRY at FOXHALL RESORT & SPORTING CLUB on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm.  Mark your calendar and Savor the Date! 

Afternoon in the Country is the annual fundraiser organized by LDEI- Atlanta Chapter, a prestigious organization of leading women in the culinary, beverage and hospitality arts.  

Chefs from Atlanta’s top restaurants, paired with our area’s best farms will be set up in a tasting format alongside fine wines and premium micro-brews and spirits. All under festive big-top tents on the expansive and pristine lawns of Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club, just 35 minutes from downtown Atlanta near Douglasville.  

Other highlights include:

  • A one-of-a-kind cake raffle featuring sweets from Atlanta's top pastry chefs

  • An expansive silent auction offering exclusive dining and travel packages and food and wine merchandise. 


Every year we gather to enjoy delicious food prepared by Atlanta's top chefs, sip on tasty beverages and enjoy the afternoon in the country. Everything we do goes to help fund our scholarship program which supports women in their culinary, beverage, and hospitality dreams. 

With your support, each year we are able to give:

  • Dozens of scholarships for young women who are pursuing their culinary dreams

  • Thousands of dollars in grants for farm and food provisioners

  • Mentorship opportunities for our 140 members to engage more women in food, beverage and hospitality professions

Your career is what you get paid for, your calling is what you’re made for. Ever since I was a little girl, I can remember sitting in the kitchen with my mother at the holidays while she made her specialty, lasagna. Food has always been a big part of my life and my culture. I am one child of three of a single mother, and I watched her struggle and work hard to get food on the table and clothes on our back. We never went a day without a meal on the table but I know that she wondered where the next one would come from. I see how hard she worked and it motivated me to be the best I can be. Financial aid will help me pursue my dreams and take the burden and stress off my mother... Investing in me is worth it and I will not let you down.
— Eboni Hughes, Scholarship Recipient

Sponsors & Silent Auction Items Needed

Afternoon in the Country is the annual fundraiser by Les Dames d’Escoffier International Atlanta, a prestigious organization of leading women in the culinary, beverage and hospitality arts.  This highly anticipated event has grown from 200 attendees at the first annual event in 2000 to 2,000 expected in 2018. The event draws an upscale food and wine connoisseur with ties to the Metro area’s social, culinary and event elite. 

Afternoon in the Country attracts sponsors wishing to garner the attention of a discerning demographic who support LDEI Atlanta and their beneficiaries.


THank you to our 2018 Sponsors