Les Dames d’ Escoffier International, organization of women leaders in food, beverage, and hospitality professions, today announced the addition of six new chapters (serving a specific country, region, city or state): Ann Arbor, MI; Kentucky; North Carolina; Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; and Mexico City, MX.
According to LDEI President, Lori Willis, “There are now 2,011 Dames in 36 chapters worldwide working to further the mission of providing education opportunities for women and philanthropic support to the communities they Willis says, “LDEI will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016, and there is no better way to validate the ongoing relevance of our mission than in welcoming an unprecedented number of new chapters.”
“Adding the women of Mexico City is particularly exciting, “ says Willis. “With this new chapter, organized by LDEI president-elect Maria Gomez, we expand our organization’s international reach and enhance philanthropic impact.”
More than 250 Dames, top women culinary leaders, are expected to converge in Charleston, “The Culinary Capital of the South,” to experience history and hospitality during the Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) annual conference, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1. Dame Carla Hall, renowned chef, author, entrepreneur, and television co-host of The Chew, will be the keynote speaker. Chef Hall will share insights on the commerce of branding.