Les Dames d'Escoffier New York

Dear Members
Plans for new programs and events are bursting at the seams. Read April's president's letter, for a full review. Here’s a taste of what is coming up:
Walking Tour of Jackson Heights, Queens - Supper in Harlem Sunday - Scholarship Reception - New Members Induction.

New Members - If you have a candidate in mind to nominate as a new member, please be aware that the application deadline of May 15th is coming up soon.

Legacy Awards - Applications for the wonderful LDEI Legacy Awards are surprisingly few.  Please consider someone who might like to apply. The deadline is April 27 so time is running out and with the low number of applicants there is a greater likelihood of being chosen for those who apply. Click HERE for application details. 
Such great events to look forward to. I hope to see you at many of them! 
Best regards, Linda Lawry

To read the full president's letter, click HERE


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What began as a conversation between one Dame and a staff writer for Thrillist, (the wildy popular online lifestyle magazine aimed at the male audience but read by millions of females as well), morphed into a full-length feature story on the experiences of women chefs and line cooks in male-dominated restaurant kitchens.  LDNY jumped in with seven Dames who reported their personal stories.  The writer, Joe Keohane, gave the LDNY chapter a shout-out in the story’s introduction, and later commented: “You folks are doing the work of the angels.” The story, “Honey, Where’s the Boss?” follows. Click HERE.

Dame Jonell Nash was a generous benefactor, financing a scholarship in the name of another great trailblazer, Chef Edna Lewis. This scholarship has now been renamed in Jonell’s honor. To read special remembrances, click HERE.    We hope you will consider donating to the Jonell Nash Memorial Scholarship, online HERE.

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Monday, April 27th, 2015
6:30 to 8:30 PM
A dinner filled with flavor, culture and memories from Havana, Miami and New York. Author Ana Sofía Peláez and photographer Ellen Silverman will share stories and images of the culture and cuisine.
COOKING BY THE BOOK, 13 Worth Street - New York, NY 10013
$60 Members | $65 Guests. Price includes a copy of the book.
Tickets can be purchased HERE. Kindly RSVP by April 23rd.

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