Les Dames d'Escoffier New York

Dear Members
Now everyone’s summer hiatus is over, the business of LDNY becomes business – to paraphrase Calvin Coolidge. It is time to move smartly forwarded with our fall agenda and lots of practical information.

New Members for 2014: We are so pleased and proud to announce the following nine people will be joining LDEI and LDNY. They are: Amanda Cohen, Jacqui Lombard, Jennifer O’Flanagan, Pnina Peled, Lynne Ryan, Surbhi Sahani, Elizabeth Schaible, Kathleen Squires, and Julia Stamboules. Our thanks go to Joanne Lamb Hayes, chair of the hard-working New Members Committee, and her associates: Bonnie Tandy LeBlang, Christine Koury, Marcia Palanci and Carol Prager, all of whom took on the exacting task of selection. Special thanks go to Marisa May who, once again, graciously lent the lovely space at SD26 for interviews.

LDNY is pleased to welcome Kathleen (Katie) Natale, a transfer member from Dallas. Katie is a chef and a teacher, and she and her family have just moved north. We have invited Katie to join us at the New Members Evening on September 23rd for a big New York welcome.

Vote early and vote only once:  Everyone should have received a snail mail communication or, failing that, an email communication about voting for the 2015 slate. Most of you will have received both. Voting starts September 8th and goes through September 29th.  The electronic system is very secure. Go slowly and deliberately, as there is only one opportunity to get it right.

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SAVE THE DATE! The New Members Evening is Tuesday, September 23rd.  We have asked our distinguished and accomplished member, Dorothy Hamilton, founder and CEO of the International Culinary Center to give the keynote address.  Please check your e-mail for specific details and information, or visit our Members Only Calendar.

LDEI’s Annual Conference will be held in Boston from Thursday, October 30th to Sunday, November 1st.   Everyone should have received the splendid LDEI brochure telling of how to register and what the extensive and varied programs offer.  There can be no better place to be than in New England in the late fall, so register now via the LDEI web site at www.ldei.org.

More events info and details to come, including a Tea Tasting at Harney & Sons (10/14), and Women and Wellness (10/21): The Food Mood Connection: How Italian food-life styles can contribute to better health, at NYU’s Casa Italiana. 

LDNY's Green Tables Team

Thanks always to Dame Georgia Downard and her steadfast committee who continue to move this essential LDNY program forward. She would love more help. Learn about Green Tables volunteer opportunities HERE

View and share our video retrospective on the mission of Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) and Founder Carol Brock.  This project is the first example of The Brock Circle funds “at work,” produced by Bob Hoffman Video & Photography, under the guidance of Dames Maria Gomez, Lori Willis, Mary Ellen Griffin, Carol Brock and Beth Allen.  View it HERE.

Learn more about our exceptionally talented scholarship winners. See SCHOLARSHIPS SPOTLIGHT.
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Harney & Sons, 433 Broome Street (at Crosby)
More than 30 years ago in Salisbury, Connecticut, John Harney developed a passion for fine teas. Today, Harney & Sons Tea remains family owned, preserving John's tradition. Please join Dame Joanna Pruess and Michael Harney, president of Harney & Sons, in this exclusive event that will allow you to discover the many delicious uses of tea – from teacup to cooking! In memory of John Harney, whose family is generously underwriting the event.
Limited Seating, Members Only Event. See Members Only Calendar listing for further information and to make reservations (event only ticket $25; with cookbook $45).
Chairs: Dames Jan Hazard and Joanna Pruess

A portion of proceeds from all our events benefit LDNY's scholarship fund.

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