Les Dames d'Escoffier New York

Dear Members
The LDEI Quarterly newsletter has Member Milestones in every issue. They are the achievements of the membership, including awards, the publication of books and articles, new business ventures, and many other endeavors. New York members have so many accomplishments. Please let the world of LDEI know about your triumphs. April 10th is the deadline for the summer issue. Send them to membermilestones@aol.com.
New Membership season starts now. Every member of LDNY in good standing may be the primary sponsor for one candidate and the secondary sponsor of another. Both the primary and secondary sponsors should know the candidate professionally and be able to endorse them as being qualified for membership in Les Dames d’Escoffier. All necessary materials are located in Members Only section. You will find everything you need to know in the Sponsor Instructions letter. Completed application packets must be sent electronically to arrive by May 15, 2015. Late or incomplete packets will not be considered.

As we at last move into to the spring, be well and stay in touch. Best regards, Linda Lawry

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Want to read up on what New York Dames are doing? Visit our In The News section. You’ll find a collection of wonderful articles, including a recent feature in Restaurant Business​ magazine. Dames Rita Jammet and Lidia Bastianich are two of 20 family dynasties leading restaurants into a new generation. Read it 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, or by sending a check to:

Les Dames D’Escoffier New York
Attention: Susan Lowry, HMGT
300 Jay Street – Brooklyn, NY 11201
Please note on your check
“In Honor of the Jonell Nash Memorial Scholarship”

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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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