Culinary Futures 2019
Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

Culinary Futures 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta - Plaza Room
181 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

$60 - Dames (Members)
$80 - Guests (Non-Members)
Special Event Valet Parking Rate of $14 at The Ritz-Carlton

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Attendance is Limited to 150

Les Dames d’Escoffier, Atlanta invites you to join us at our annual Culinary Futures Event on January 10, 2019. The Ritz Carlton Atlanta, renowned as an Atlanta landmark on the social scene, has created a memorable culinary experience for this year’s one of a kind cocktail party and fundraiser.

As a member or supporter of the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International, you contribute to our mission of education, scholarship and philanthropy and we invite you to celebrate the women that benefit from your dedication to our Chapter.

Along with honoring our Aspiring Culinarian Scholarship recipients, Jordan Fessehaie (2014), Eboni Hughes (2015), Makensi Petrin (2016), Alliyah White-Amos (2017), and Genesis Willoughby (2018), the evening will include an exciting raffle for culinary inspired products and experiences.

Atlanta Les Dames d’Escoffier International is a philanthropic society dedicated to fostering the education of women students in food, fine beverage and hospitality. 

REGISTER TODAY!

 

Thank you to our sponsors for their support

 

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Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

SAVE THE DATE - CULINARY FUTURES

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Thursday, January 10, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta - Plaza Room
181 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

$60 - Dames (Members)
$80 - Guests (Non-Members)
Special Event Valet Parking Rate of $14 at The Ritz-Carlton

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

Les Dames d’Escoffier, Atlanta invites you to join us at our annual Culinary Futures Event on January 10, 2018. The Ritz Carlton Atlanta, renowned as an Atlanta landmark on the social scene, has created a memorable culinary experience for this year’s one of a kind cocktail party and fundraiser. 

As a member or supporter of the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International, you contribute to our mission of education, scholarship and philanthropy and we invite you to celebrate the women that benefit from your dedication to our Chapter. 

Thank you to our sponsors for their support

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AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTRY
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTRY

Atlanta Les Dames d’Escoffier International will host its 18th Annual Afternoon in the Country at FOXHALL RESORT & SPORTING CLUB on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm.  

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. 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, and an expansive silent auction offering exclusive dining, travel packages and food & wine merchandise.

Visit AITC EVENT PAGE for more information and to buy ticket. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking for sponsors. If you would like to promote your brand at our event, or know someone that would be interested check out the sponsorship packages we have available below. We are also happy to customize a package based on your needs. 

SPONSORSHIP PACKET

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Barbecue Nation: The History of Barbecue in America 
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Barbecue Nation: The History of Barbecue in America 

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Please join us, Monday, October 1st, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, for a tour of the Atlanta History Center’s Newest Exhibit, Barbecue Nation

The exhibition explores how barbecue has come to claim an enduring place at the American table, and how it connects us to cultures around the world, in addition to traditions, history, and the future.  

The exhibition includes a wide array of artifacts, images, and oral histories from restaurants, festivals, community gatherings, and archives and museums from across the country.

Barbecue Nation includes historic photos and '50s and '60s advertising images (including an ad for the astonishing-in-retrospect Armour's Ribs in a Can), and features cookbooks, postcards, menus, place settings, and other artifacts from iconic barbecue joints. 

Vintage grills demonstrate the evolution of backyard cooking from trench to brick pit to mobile cooker. Among them: a 1948 Char-Broil Wheelbarrow Picnic Cooker, a 1965 Weber kettle, and a Japanese kamado brought home by a U.S. serviceman in the 1970s (Big Green Egg cites “ancient cookers” from China and Japan in this style as a design inspiration). Also on view is President Dwight D. Eisenhower's GE PartioCart, a high-end, dual-fuel cooker trimmed in turquoise that he fired up at his retirement home in Palm Springs, California. A more contemporary eye-catcher is the 13-foot-long “Space Shuttle BBQ Pit” created by Houston-based Gator Pit of Texas.

Ticket also include food provided by Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q and (2) two drink tickets to the cash bar.

REGISTER TODAY! Attendance is limited to 100 guests. Please register by September 25th

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Annual General Meeting - DAMES ONLY
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Annual General Meeting - DAMES ONLY

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We will be holding our AGM on Wednesday, September 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 at Dame Suzy Sheffield's "Salt Shack"--the home of Beautiful Briny Sea located in Grant Park. It's a potluck theme and the meeting is for members only because we have some exciting business to cover and an official introduction of our New Members!

Deadline to register:  September 4
Bring your favorite dish and wine to share!
RSVP TO ATTEND

Beautiful Briny Sea
408 Woodward Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Board President Angie Mosier lives in Grant Park and would love to encourage you to utilize Marta to get to our September meeting. Angie is offering to caravan anyone from the King Memorial Marta station that is very close to Beautiful Briny Sea. If you are interested, please contact Angie at 404-374-6674 or email her at angie@angiemosier.com and she will set up some caravan times. That way, Dames can relax on the train rather than fight traffic and then she can either take you back to the station or you can carpool or take a ride sharing service home. It's a great way to travel throughout the city during peak traffic times!

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LDEI CHAPTER MEETING - Annual Scholarship Event
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

LDEI CHAPTER MEETING - Annual Scholarship Event

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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LDEI Atlanta Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration

Join us to honor our 2018 Scholarship and Grant Recipients. As a member or supporter of the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International, you contribute to our mission of education, scholarship and philanthropy and we invite you to celebrate the women that benefit from your dedication to our Chapter. The celebration also features our popular chapter raffle that includes a variety of culinary experiences.

This year we are holding our scholarship celebration event at The Margaret Mitchell House operated by Atlanta History Center. We will also have access to the the viewing of an intimate photography exhibition , Weeping May Endure for a Night: The Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through the Lens of Declan Haun, Chicago Freelance Photojournalist.

This evening is designed to embrace the most important part of our mission and we hope that you will join us to experience first-hand, the difference you make in the lives of so many special women.

Registration includes: Exhibit, A Summer-inspired Menu and Drinks

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 pm

$55 - Dames (Members - by August 1st)

$65 Dames (Members - after August 1st)

$65 - Guests (Non-Members - by August 1st)

$75-  Guests (Non-Members - after August 1st)

Attendance is Limited to 120 - Register HERE!

Please Note: Ticket is transferable but not refundable

Parking

Limited free parking is available in designated spaces at 979 Crescent Ave NE. Paid street parking is available in the surrounding area as well as a paid public garage at 930 Juniper Street. 

REGISTER TODAY!

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LDEI CHAPTER MEETING - "MAKING MOZARELLA" & Tour of Plant
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

LDEI CHAPTER MEETING - "MAKING MOZARELLA" & Tour of Plant

EVENT SOLD OUT!

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For our July Chapter Meeting we will be going to CalyRoad Creamery for a fun evening of cheese tasting, charcuterie and wine. Read on for more information.

Join LDEI Atlanta for this hands on event, “The Making of Mozarella”  at Calyroad Creamery, North Georgia’s Finest Handcrafted Artisan Cheese Makers.

Owner Robin Schick will take the group on a tour of the plant, give us some history on how she got started and guide us through the making of mozzarella cheese.  

We will then share in a generous tasting of her cheeses, along with some charcuterie and of course wines to accompany.

NOTE: Please bring a cap or scarf and wear clothing suitable for a manufacturing environment.

Dame Members: $45
Non Members: $50

Registration limited to 35 guests. SOLD OUT!

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LDEI CHAPTER MEETING - ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & POTLUCK
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

LDEI CHAPTER MEETING - ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & POTLUCK

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Our June Meeting is also known as the Annual Business Meeting & Potluck. This is one of our mandatory meetings where we will be voting on our slate of new members, and will need a quorom to do so.

Our membership committee lead by Ellen Hartman and Karen Bremer, have worked really hard to put together the new slate and we are excited to present them to you at this meeting.

This year we will be at Big Green Egg for the meeting. Dame Jodi Burson and her culinary team will be providing proteins and all Dames joining us are asked to bring a side dish or dessert and choice of beverage. There will be Eggs onsite if any Dames want to warm their dish or cook prior the event, or if you just want to learn more about how to use the Egg.

If you have any questions please reach out to programs@ldeiatlanta.org.

 

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Dames Who Play in the Kitchen for a Cause!
May
6
5:00 PM17:00

Dames Who Play in the Kitchen for a Cause!

This is a DAMES only experience curated by Dames for Dames. Join Co-Hosts Stacy Zeigler, Amy Crowell, and Judith Winfrey for Dames Who Play in the Kitchen on Sunday, May 6 at 5 pm. This event will be a Giving Kitchen Supper Club event.

The Giving Kitchen (GK), a nonprofit providing emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial support and a network of community resources, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this May with a new signature event: the GK Supper Club. Before Atlanta Chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with stage-four cancer, he and his wife Jen hosted Prelude to Staplehouse supper clubs in their home as a precursor to opening their dream restaurant, Staplehouse.. After his diagnosis, the purpose behind opening Staplehouse became bigger than they had imagined, and the Giving Kitchen was born. In what is nearly five years, because of Ryan's vision, GK has helped over 1,000 restaurant workers in crisis with over $1.6 million. GK wants to honor Ryan's vision for the Giving Kitchen for its fifth anniversary by taking our supporters back to the beginning with the GK Supper Club, inspired by Prelude to Staplehouse.

Come join LDEI Atlanta in celebrating Ryan, Giving Kitchen and the fellowship of Dames for our GK Supper Club at the home of Stacy Zeigler. Make your favorite pot luck dish, bring a Peach Dish Kit inspired by Prelude to Supper Club or feel free to let one of Ryan’s Prelude to Supper Club dishes (Check out their amazing menus and photos at Prelude to Staplehouse) be your inspiration.

Please consider bringing a DONATION for the Giving Kitchen that night or donate online 

RSVP to Amy Crowell by Thursday, May 3. More information to be provided once you submit RSVP.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

LDEI ATLANTA CHAPTER EVENT - IT'S DERBY DE MAYO!

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Think mint juleps made with tequila or a play on a bourbon-laced horchata. Hot brown tacos or dainty cucumber-cilantro tea sandwiches. This is going to be a fun way for Atlanta Dames to show off their creativity, and also to strengthen our brand as a chapter. The Southeastern Showhouse expects 5,000-plus visitors during its run from April 19th through May 13, 2018. Our presence there on May 5th, will expose us to an entirely new population of potential fans, and supporters.

Enter the promo code LDEI18 when you BUY YOUR TICKETS  to receive our preferred pricing of $25 per ticket.This ticket price is good for you and your guests. 

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We are just now scheming what our participation will look like as well as the details of our chapter event. We will have the opportunity for some Dames to offer recipes, demos, and tastes, but there may be another fun way to include our members through some short fun presentations or collaborations with some of their sponsors. Gina and her team have let us know that we can really think creatively but we need to get a team together soon in order to seize our marketing opportunities through the magazine, and other media outlets

Please contact Angie Mosier, if you are interested in being a part of this really fun day!  angie@angiemosier.com.

Enter the promo code LDEI18 when you BUY YOUR TICKETS  to receive our preferred pricing of $25 per ticket.This ticket price is good for you and your guests. 

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LDEI - ATLANTA CHAPTER EVENT
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

LDEI - ATLANTA CHAPTER EVENT

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Guidelines for Pairing Food and Wine

Our April event will take place at Vino Venue, the brainchild of Atlanta Wine School founder Michael Bryan. Vino Venue in Dunwoody is a restaurant, wine bar, event facility, wine and cooking school, retail emporium and travel company featuring culinary and wine tours. All under one roof!

Our Dame LELIA BRYAN has secured this location for us to host our April event, Monday, April 9th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. We will have 4 tapas items served along with paired wines. 

Dame Members $45
Non-Members $55

Attendance limited to 70 guests.

REGISTER TODAY!

To learn more about Vino Venue’s offerings, visit www.vinovenue.com

 

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DINNER AND A MOVIE
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

DINNER AND A MOVIE

Les Dames d'Escoffier Atlanta 13th Annual Dinner & a Movie Event

The Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International invites you to join us at our 13th Annual Dinner and a Movie Event. Dame Cathy Conway of Avalon Catering will be featuring an exclusive private screening of America’s First Foodie – The Incredible Life of James Beard.

This promises to be an exciting evening with a James Beard inspired menu. You can BYOW, and we will have a cash bar offering cocktails, wine, and beer. 

Check out the MENU!

Monday, March 12, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
at Westside Cultural Arts Center
Complimentary parking available in the WCAC lot
$40 - Dame Members
$45 - Guests

Registration closing by March 8th (or earlier should we sell it out)
Attendance limited to 125 guests

Register Today!

 

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LDEI ATLANTA CHAPTER - FEBRUARY EVENT
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

LDEI ATLANTA CHAPTER - FEBRUARY EVENT

We are reviving DAMES WHO DINE as we gather for a fun and casual evening on February 19th at Hampton and Hudson. Food and beverage is on your own and you may choose to stay as long as you like. We are arranging the time and place for Dames to connect and gather.  

We just ask that you RSVP by registering so we know how big of an area to block off. 

RSVP today!

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Culinary Futures 2018
Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

Culinary Futures 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta - Plaza Room
181 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

$60 - Dames (Members)
$80 - Guests (Non-Members)
Special Event Valet Parking Rate of $14 at The Ritz-Carlton

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Attendance is Limited to 150

Les Dames d’Escoffier, Atlanta invites you to join us at our annual Culinary Futures Event on January 11, 2018. The Ritz Carlton Atlanta, renowned as an Atlanta landmark on the social scene, has created a memorable culinary experience for this year’s one of a kind cocktail party and fundraiser. View menu here.

As a member or supporter of the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International, you contribute to our mission of education, scholarship and philanthropy and we invite you to celebrate the women that benefit from your dedication to our Chapter.

Along with honoring our Aspiring Culinarian Scholarship recipients, Jordan Fessehaie (2014), Eboni Hughes (2015), Makensi Petrin (2016) and Alliyah White-Amos (2017), the evening will include an exciting raffle for culinary inspired products and experiences.

Atlanta Les Dames d’Escoffier International is a philanthropic society dedicated to fostering the education of women students in food, fine beverage and hospitality. 

**Ticket price includes access to The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart Atlanta for Friday, January 12th – Sunday, January 14th. AmericasMart is a wholesale Market open only to members of the home furnishings, design, gift, apparel, and fashion industries.  Passes cannot be purchased to the mart – this is a rare opportunity for anyone who is not in the industry to gain access to this exclusive wholesale shopping experience.

REGISTER TODAY!

 

Thank you to our sponsors for their support

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LDEI Atlanta Chapter December Holiday Event
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

LDEI Atlanta Chapter December Holiday Event

The Atlanta Chapter of LDEI celebrates its annual Home for the Holidays event on Tuesday, December 5th, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the stunning Guy Gunter Home.  Mix and Mingle as we close out the year with our last event in 2017.

Please join us for our final event by bringing a festive potluck dish and your choice of beverage. Our Holiday event is a complimentary DAMES ONLY event. Parking is available in the Guy Gunter lot and we highly encourage using UBER or Lyft.

In the true spirit of giving during the holidays we ask that you also bring a check made payable to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Your generosity assists the ACFB in their work to end hunger in our community.

Please register for the event by November 28th so we know you will be joining us. REGISTER TODAY!

For more information on Guy Gunter Home please visit their website HERE.

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Afternoon in the Country
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Afternoon in the Country

Atlanta Les Dames d’Escoffier International will host its 17th Annual Afternoon in the Country at FOXHALL RESORT & SPORTING CLUB on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm.  

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--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:  Live music by Theresa Hightower and her Jazz Band, a one-of-a-kind cake raffle featuring sweets from Atlanta's top pastry chefs and an expansive silent auction offering exclusive dining and travel packages and food and wine merchandise.

Tickets are just $125 for adults 21 and over for this fabulous Fall fundraiser! So, click on the Purchase Tickets link today, mark your calendar and Savor the Date

For more information on Atlanta LDEI or Afternoon in the Country, please visit www.ldeiatlanta.org.

For more information on Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club, visit www.foxhallresort.com.

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Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

LDEI Atlanta Chapter - Green Tables Celebration For World Food Day with Global Growers

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For our October event we are going International with the help of Global Growers. Join us on October 16th, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, where we will experience and learn about their program and their first farm Umurima located in Decatur where our program will take place. It is a One-acre garden managed collectively by 7 farm families. The first farm project of Global Growers that inspired many others to follow suit.

Global Growers is the only organization in Georgia that connects the agricultural talent of the local refugee community to opportunities in sustainable agriculture. Global Growers specializes in providing comprehensive agricultural support including: farmland acquisition and management, aggregation and distribution services which facilitates market access and sales for partner farmers, as well as education and technical assistance in organic fruit and vegetable production. Global Growers is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA.

We will tour the farm and garden between 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Immediately following the tour we will hear from Global Growers leadership team and continue networking while enjoying food grown and made by the refugees involved with Global Growers. As our event is being held outdoors on a farm, please wear appropriate attire and shoes. This is a rain or shine event.

To learn more about Global Growers, please visit their website http://www.globalgrowers.org/ and join us on October 16th.

Ticket Pricing:
Dame Ticket   $55
Dame Guest Ticket  $65

After October 7th
Dame Ticket   $65
Dame Guest Ticket  $75

REGISTER TODAY!

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LDEI Atlanta Chapter Event - Big Green Egg Hatch Chile Barbecue
Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

LDEI Atlanta Chapter Event - Big Green Egg Hatch Chile Barbecue

Hatch Chile Barbecue

Join us for our annual Hatch Chile Celebration on Sunday, September 10 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Big Green Egg Culinary Center. Dames, guests and family will enjoy great barbecue and Hatch Chile recipes. Plus an ice cream bar, grilled-lemonade stand, face painting and music. Wine, Beer and Non-Alcoholic Beverages will also be Included.

Take a peak at some of the offerings that will be prepared:
Cup of "Que" -pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, and a pickle in a cup for grab and goPulled pork and Hatch Chili BBQ Pizza
Margarita Pizza
Rosemary Chicken Kebobs
Bacon wrapped Onion Rings with BBQ sauce
Ice cream bar for the kids
Grilled Lemonade Stand

You also don't want to miss out on an amazing raffle item provided by our host, Big Green Egg Culinary Center. Check out the details below

GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE ITEM
MINIMAX Big Green Egg Package
A popular backyard staple and an invaluable culinary tool for restaurants – the MiniMax Big Green Egg has a compact size that is perfect as a table-side cooker at your garden party, handy as a traveling EGG for campers or motorhomes ... or the ultimate solution to grilling on balconies for an intimate dinner for two … the MiniMax EGG is sure to deliver oversized results in a small package!

MSRP: $650

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LDEI Atlanta Chapter Event: Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

LDEI Atlanta Chapter Event: Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration

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Les Dames d’Escoffier International Atlanta Chapter Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration - Wednesday, August 9, 2017,  6:00 – 9:00 PM, High Museum of Art - Dames & Guests

LDEI Atlanta Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration

Including viewing of the Andy Warhol exhibit (6:00 - 7:00 PM), a Warhol-inspired menu, and full bar. Review the menu for the evening HERE.

Join us as to honor our 2017 Scholarship and Grant Recipients. As a member or supporter of the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International, you contribute to our mission of education, scholarship and philanthropy and we invite you to celebrate the women that benefit from your dedication to our Chapter. The celebration also features our popular chapter raffle that includes a variety of culinary experiences.

This evening is designed to embrace the most important part of our mission and we hope that you will join us to experience first-hand, the difference you make in the lives of so many special women.

Enjoy the High Museum's current Andy Warhol exhibit from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, as well as a Warhol inspired menu and full bar prepared by Dame Sally Rueda of Dennis Dean catering.

Registration includes: Viewing of the Andy Warhol exhibit (6:00 - 7:00 PM), a Warhol-inspired menu, and full bar.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
at High Museum of Aft Robinson Atrium Lobby

$65 - Dames (Members - by August 1st)
$75 Dames (Members - after August 1st)

$75 - Guests (Non-Members - by August 1st)
$85 Guests (Non-Members - after August 1st)

We have limited walk in availability this evening. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dame Natasha Cary 404-808-1279 or natasha@flavorexp.com.

Attendance is Limited to 150
Please Note: Ticket is transferable but not refundable

Parking and Directions:
Parking is available for $15. Enter the High Museum on Peachtree Street.
Please click here for driving directions.

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Global Culinary Initiative Event - Modern Japanese at Himitsu
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Global Culinary Initiative Event - Modern Japanese at Himitsu

Global Culinary Initiative - "An Evening of Japanese Food, Culture, and Tradition"  Tuesday, July 25th, 6:30-8:30 PM, hosted at Himitsu – Dames Only

EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

The Atlanta Chapter, Les Dames d' Escoffier International, in partnership with Chefs Fuyuhiko Ito and his wife, Dame Chef Lisa Ito, owners of Umi, invite you to "An Evening of Japanese Food, Culture and Tradition." 

Dames will experience the essence of Japanese Omatemashi culture at Himitsu (secret) which is a "by reservation only" Japanese craft cocktail lounge. The unique cocktail program is the creation of world renowned Cocktail maestro Shingo Gokan and executed by T. Fable John and his bar team. Chef's Fuyuhiko & Lisa Ito of Umi contribute to the small bites and late-night dessert program.

Special guest Ms. Tomoko Ohyama of the Japanese Consulate will present an historic overview of culture and tradition that are reflected into the exquisite cuisine selected and artfully prepared by Chefs Ito.

Registration includes: 

Full bar and tasting menu. 

CLICK HERE to view the exciting menu.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Himitsu Lounge

$65 - Dames (Members - by July 9th)
$75 Dames (Members - after July 9th)

This is a Dames Only Event

Attendance is Limited to 50

Please Note: Ticket is transferable but not refundable

Parking Information:
Complimentary Valet Parking shared with Chops/Lobster Bar off of West Paces Ferry Road NW.

Please bring your ticket for validation.

 

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LDEI Atlanta Chapter Event - New Member Introductions Event
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

LDEI Atlanta Chapter Event - New Member Introductions Event

New Dames Introduction Reception

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6:30pm  8:30pm
King Plow, 887 West Marietta Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, 30318

    Join us as we welcome the outstanding women to the Les Dames d'Escoffier Atlanta Chapter Class of 2017.

    • Lelia Bryan Co-Owner, Vino Venue & Atlanta Wine School

    • Mallory deGolian, Food Stylist and Culinary Producer

    • Shirley Hughes, Owner, Sweet Treats

    • Natalie Keng, Owner/Founder, Chinese Southern Belle

    • Mandy Landefeld, Lifestyle Expert/Founder, Sumptuous Living

    • Denise L. Pickett-Bernard, PhD, RDN, LDN, Assistant Dean of Nutrition, Life University

    • Sarah O'Brien, Owner, Little Tart Bakeshop

    • Susan Pavlin, Founder, Global Growers & The Common Market Georgia

    • Christy Simo, Editor, Restaurant Informer Magazine, Executive Editor, Georgia Trend Magazine

    A very special thank you to the Class of 2016 for their support and enthusiasm in coordinating this event.

    Hors d'oeuvres, Wine, Beer and Non-Alcoholic Beverages Included. Click HERE to view the complete menu.

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    This is a Dames-only event.

    Registration Fee:

    $45.00 by June 6th

    $55.00 after June 6th

    TICKET IS TRANSFERABLE BUT NOT REFUNDABLE

    Parking:

    Complimentary valet parking provided at King Plow Arts Center.

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    Wholesome Wave Georgia Picnic in the Park
    May
    7
    1:00 PM13:00

    Wholesome Wave Georgia Picnic in the Park

    You're Invited to Picnic in the Park benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia on May 7th.

    On May 7, guests will join together for a Sunday afternoon picnic benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG). Some of Atlanta's favorite chefs and restaurants will provide picnic baskets to be shared among guests as they dine al fresco, while enjoying beer and wine, live music, dancing, lawn games, and the beautiful scenery of Atlanta's public parks. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on gourmet picnic baskets and win prizes provided by local chefs and restaurants. Tickets are $35 for a two-person picnic basket and $70 for a four-person basket. This annual event aims to raise community awareness of and funds for Wholesome Wave Georgia, an organization that believes that all Georgians should have access to fresh, wholesome and locally-grown food. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.

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    LDEI - Annual Business Meeting
    May
    3
    6:30 PM18:30

    LDEI - Annual Business Meeting

    Join us for our Annual Business Meeting and some Farmers Market Fun!

    Now in its eleventh year, Peachtree Road Farmers Market is a leader in the community. PRFM is the largest producer-only farmers market in the state. Producer-only means that everything at the Market has been grown, raised, or made by the seller, ensuring fair prices for both the vendors and the consumers.

    Dame Lauren Carey at Peachtree Road Farmers Market is buying each Dames first beer from the Wrecking Bar and giving $5 of market money toward whatever each Dame wishes to buy at the market for dinner. Dames will get a coupon from the market tent to use for their beer and market purchases.

    There are 20-25 vendors each Wednesday with a variety of dinner options including but not limited to: S&J’s Wood Fired Pizza, Heritage Farm proteins grilled on a Big Green egg, whole grain salads, Crepe Masters, Flora & Flour savory biscuit sandwiches, Little Tart Bakeshop, King of Pops and Taco Wednesdays by our own Dame Jenn Robbins.

    Bring your shopping bags and visit the market which opens at 4:30 PM on Wednesdays. Pick up your beer & food coupon at the market tent, purchase your supper and make your way to Child Hall for our meeting that will begin at 6:30 PM with drinks & supper followed by our meeting and our great chapter raffle.

    Please REGISTER by Wednesday, April 26th.
    Contact Dame Laureen Herzig with any questions at Chef@peacelovefood.com or 678-596-0811

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    LDEI Atlanta Chapter Green Tables Event & Exhibit
    Apr
    26
    6:30 PM18:30

    LDEI Atlanta Chapter Green Tables Event & Exhibit

    Green Tables Event & Exhibit at Museum of Design Atlanta Food by Design: Sustaining the Future – Wednesday, April 26th 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Dames & Guests Event

    An evening to celebrate and experience a peek into the future of food by design with innovations in sustainable food and agriculture. The event will also include an exciting raffle that features culinary inspired products and experiences. Atlanta, Georgia Green Tables Mission: Les Dames d’Escoffier, Atlanta Green Table’s initiative mission is to inspire and promote a community table, whose centerpiece is focused on whole, local, and sustainable food.

    Thank you to our Event Sponsors:  MODA, Proof of the Pudding, Trouble Makers Incorporated, peace love food, LLC, Loliware, Thirteenth Colony Distilleries, Daufuskie Island Rum, Inland Seafood and Moore Farms and Friends, Empire Distributors, Southern Sky Brewing

    Registration includes: Exhibit viewing, locally crafted & sourced appetizers, beer, wine and a signature cocktail

    Registration Fees:
    Early Dame Registration $55 – Fully paid registration by April 12th
    Early Guest Registration $65 – Fully paid registration by April 12th

    Dame On-site Registration $65
    Guest On-site Registration $75

    Early registration closes on April 12, 2017. Event can accommodate up to 150 people.

    REGISTER HERE

    Menu

    Passed Appetizers
    Seared Scallop Cone
    Celery, Red Peppers, Cajun Aioli
    Edible Savory Cone
    Herb Rolled Falafal Meatball
    Carrot Pesto Sauce
    Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese
    Goji Crisp, Fried Basil

    Stations Reception - Chef Attended

    Tuna Poke
    Blue Fin Tuna, Shoyu, Sesame Oil,
    Caramelized Pineapple, Macadamia Nuts On Bed of
    Seaweed Salad

    Faux Poke
    Crispy Tofu, Avocado, White + Black Sesame Seeds,
    Mango, Coconut Tamari Aioli,
    On a Bed of Brown Rice

    Chef Vagn's Vegetable Garden
    Coconut Curry Baked Turnips
    Pickled Carnival Cauliflower
    Lemon Zested Fingerling Potatoes
    Roasted Heirloom Carrots
    White Balsamic Marinated Cremini Mushrooms
    Maple Roasted Acorn Squash
    Petite Syrah Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

    Mason Jar Skinny Salads

    Spring Berry Kale
    Kale, Slivered Radishes, Seasonal Berries, Goat Cheese
    Crumbles, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

    The Greek
    Baby Romaine, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, Red
    Onions, Pepperoncinis, Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette

    Layered Cobb
    Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Corn, Hard Boiled
    Eggs, Arugula, Watercress, Green Goddess Dressing

    Nitrogen Ice Pops - Chef Attended
    Where Desserts, Fun, and Science Meet!
    Orange Anglaise
    Vanilla Bean Anglaise
    Chocolate Ganache
    Fresh Berries
    Assorted Sugars

     

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    White Oak Pastures Workshop Event
    Apr
    18
    to Apr 21

    White Oak Pastures Workshop Event

    On April 18-21, White Oak Pastures will be hosting a holistic management workshop, hosted by The Savory Institute and White Oak Pastures led by Spencer Smith. 

    Workshop Highlights:

    • Minimize input costs and increase profit using Holistic Management alone
    • Create healthy soil that increases crop yields and forage production
    • Read the land and identify ecosystem processes
    • Use Holistic Planned Grazing to improve soil fertility

    To learn more about this event and to attend, and check out other events hosted by White Oak Pastures, visit their Tours and Events page on their website, or you can reach out directly to Jodi Benoit at 1-229-220-4614.

    This is not an event hosted by LDEI Atlanta Chapter.

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    The Cook's Warehouse Workshop Event
    Apr
    8
    10:00 AM10:00

    The Cook's Warehouse Workshop Event

    Dianne Jacob, the 2016 Grand-Prize Winner of the Les Dames d’Escoffier International M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing, will be leading a one-day food writing workshop at The Cook’s Warehouse on Saturday, April 8.  

    "The Meaning of Mangoes" was selected as the 2016 grand-prize winner and the internet category winner. Dianne’s winning article, chosen from among 80 entries, is about her parents longing for mangoes after they escaped the Communist revolution in China. Her article was posted on Lucky Peach, David Chang's Internet magazine at luckypeach.com

    As always, members of Les Dames receive a 15% discount on class registration fees at The Cook’s Warehouse, use discount code “LesDames15”.

     Food Writing for Food Lovers
    4/8/2017
    Midtown
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Dianne Jacob
    $175
    Are you a food enthusiast who loves to write, cook and eat? Do you devour food magazines and cookbooks in bed, or secretly dream of whipping up your own cookbook or blog? This overview class will give you a taste of food writing in many variations: personal essay, blogging, recipe writing, and how to get a cookbook published. Writing exercises and an interactive classroom style will make the time fly by. Instructor Dianne Jacob will lead you through a day designed to bring your simmering creativity and style to a boil, beginning with exercises on the senses, memory, and place. We’ll start the day with a light breakfast and coffee, take a midday break for lunch (lunch is provided), and the workshop will conclude with a short wine & cheese reception. Dianne Jacob is a coach and speaker specializing in food writing. She is the author of the multiple award-winning Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More. She co-authored two cookbooks with chef Craig Priebe: The United States of Pizza and Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas. Dianne has been published in Best Food Writing 2016, Writer’s Digest, The San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere, and has won two national awards for an essay in Lucky Peach. She has also judged cookbook awards for the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She blogs about food writing at Will Write for Food at www.diannej.com/b.

    Register here! Or call 404-815-4993 to register by phone.

    This is not an event hosted by LDEI Atlanta Chapter.

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    Dames Who Play In The Kitchen
    Mar
    26
    2:00 PM14:00

    Dames Who Play In The Kitchen

    This Dame only event was the dream of our late Dame Leah Bruckner. It is meant to be a small gathering of Dames, learning, sharing and inspiring each other.

    Who: Complimentary event; open to 25 Dames only
    When: Sunday, March 26th 2-4pm
    Where:  The Beautiful Briny Sea's Production Kitchen
    Hosted by: Dames Suzi Sheffield & Lauren Carey
    Bring:  Your own beverage/wine

    What:  An educational session about salt- how it is harvested and the various ways it influences the flavors of cheeses, pickles and fermented goods (which we will taste).  This session with be led by certified cheese expert Hannah Thompson.  

    Following we will have a Dames playing in the kitchen time for each Dame to make her own custom salt blend.

    Please RSVP to laurencarey@peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com if you are interested in attending by March 23rd. Space is limited to 25 Dames.

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    Dinner & A Movie - Know Your Farmer – Know Your Food Celebrating the Good Food Movement
    Mar
    21
    6:30 PM18:30

    Dinner & A Movie - Know Your Farmer – Know Your Food Celebrating the Good Food Movement

    Les Dames d'Escoffier Atlanta 12th Annual Dinner & a Movie Event

    The Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International invites you to join us at our 12th Annual Dinner and a Movie Event. Dame Cathy Conway and Dame Ashley Mitchell of Avalon Catering are creating an exceptional evening of food and film which will also include an exciting raffle that features culinary inspired products and experiences. This promises to be an exciting evening with cocktail fare and a BYOB self-serve bar.

    We will be showing two movies:
    National documentary by Patagonia Provisions  - Unbroken Ground
    Southern Foodways Alliance short film by Joe York – The Flavor Savor

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    at the Stone Ridge Event Center

    $40 - Dames (Members - by March 15th)
    $50 Dames (Members - after March 15th)

    $45 - Guests (Non-Members - by March 15th)
    $55 - Guests (Non-Member - after March 15th)

    Complimentary parking at the Stone Ridge Event Center

    REGISTER NOW! Attendance is limited to 125.

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    Feb
    8
    1:00 PM13:00

    February Chapter Meeting and Atlanta Community Food Bank Volunteer Project

    Join fellow Atlanta Dames as we support ACFB in their efforts to fight hunger. The Atlanta Community Food Bank relies on more than 15,000 volunteers every year in various capacities. 

    Our assistance in the Product Rescue Center will begin at 1:00 PM followed by our February chapter meeting and potluck roundtable to meet our 2017 board members. If you are unable to join us for the volunteer session all are invited to the meeting beginning at 4:30 PM.

    We have committed to 40 volunteer slots - so please do not delay in registering.

    Your volunteer commitment is an important step in the fight against hunger.
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Registration Deadline is Janaury 24th
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    Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    1:00 to 4:00 pm - Atlanta Dames Volunteer
    4:30 to 7:00 pm - Meet Your Board Chapter Potluck Roundtable

    Atlanta Community Food Bank
    732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd, NW

    Atlanta, GA 30318

    This event is complimentary for Dames

    Dress Code: Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are required, with sneakers or work boots recommended. Flips flops, sandals or heeled shoes are not allowed. Please wear comfortable clothing you do not mind getting a bit rumpled. 

    Parking Information: Upon arrival into the main entrance (look for the big high sign with the Atlanta Community Food Bank orange peach logo), the parking lot will be to your left (on a slight hill). After exiting your vehicle, look left for the fence covered walkway (affectionately known as "the cage") with the Product Rescue Center Volunteers sign. Follow the fenced walkway to the PRC door.

    The Atlanta Community Food Bank will provide support to inspect, sort, and pack quality grocery donations to prepare for distribution to almost 700 partner agencies across Georgia. With 1 in every 5 Georgians and 1 in 4 Georgia children at risk of hunger, it takes caring folks like YOU to bridge the meal gap. Your time is deeply appreciated and urgently needed.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Registration Deadline is January 24th
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    Culinary Futures
    Jan
    12
    5:30 PM17:30

    Culinary Futures

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta - Plaza Room
    181 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

    $60 - Dames (Members)
    $80 - Guests (Non-Members)
    Special Event Valet Parking Rate of $14 at The Ritz-Carlton


    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
    Attendance is Limited to 125

    The Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International invites you to join us for our Annual Culinary Futures Event on January 12, 2017. The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, has created a memorable culinary experience for this year's one-of-a-kind cocktail party and fundraiser. View the menu.
     
    Along with honoring our Aspiring Culinarian Scholarship recipients, Jordan Fessehaie - 2014, Eboni Hughes - 2015 and Makenzi Petrin - 2016, the evening will include an exciting raffle for culinary inspired products and experiences.

    Proceeds from this evening benefit one female high school senior pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality or related fields. Our need-based Aspiring Culinarian scholarship would not be possible without your support. Thanks to Culinary Futures attendees and sponsors, each year we are able to help make one young woman's dreams come true.

    Ticket price includes access to The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart Atlanta for Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15.

    Sponsored by: AmericasMart, The Ritz-Carlton, The Cook’s Warehouse, Harold Import Company, Dugan Bliss, GoVino, Trudeau Corporation, Jura

     2016 LDEI Atlanta Scholarship Recipients

    2016 LDEI Atlanta Scholarship Recipients

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    Dec
    19
    6:00 PM18:00

    December Chapter Meeting - Home for the Holidays

    When: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Where: Dame Melissa Bunnen’s Home
    413 Manor Ridge Drive NW Atlanta, Georgia 30305
    Parking is available on the street – we highly encourage using UBER or Lyft.
    Cost: Complimentary Dames-Only Event -  Please bring a dish to share and your choice of beverage. 

    The Atlanta Chapter of LDEI celebrates its annual Home for the Holidays event at Dame Melissa Bunnen’s home. Please join us for our final event in 2016 by bringing a festive potluck dish and your choice of beverage.

    In the true spirit of giving during the holidays we ask that you also bring a check made payable to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Your generosity assists the ACFB in their work to end hunger in our community.
     

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    Dec
    4
    2:00 PM14:00

    Dames Who Play in the Kitchen: Dames Who Decorate Cookies!

    When: Sunday, December 4, 3:00-5:00 PM
    Where: Home of Dame Doris Koplin
    Cost: Complimentary
     Dames-Only Event

    We will be rolling, cutting, baking, decorating....and eating wonderful holiday cookies from dreidels to Christmas trees.  This is limited to the first 10 people that sign up. Once we have our attendee list, we will send out the assignments of what to bring from cookie dough and decorations to wine and cheese. We will also decide where we should donate our homemade cookies.

    RSVP to Dame Stacy Zeigler at szeigler@boldamerican.com 

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