Women Leaders in
Food, Fine Beverage & Hospitality


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April 2017

Letter From Our President

Dear Dames,

This President’s April Newsletter comes to you a few days late, for which I apologize. There are several changes afoot for me – all positive – hence the delay in "speaking" with you during the past month in a more timely way.

April means Aphrodite's month, a tribute to the Greek goddess of love and beauty. And so, we Dames embrace it as an homage to all the brilliant, committed members of LDNY who support our organizational mission. Typically considered the beginning of Spring, the April name is more literally rooted in the Latin Aprilis which is derived from the Latin aperire meaning “to open” – no doubt a reference to the opening of flowers and trees.

Taken in sum, what better month can there be for celebrating each other and LDNY’s 40th anniversary than with the renewal of our “vows” – in this case, the renewal of our annual LDNY Dues Membership. All of you should have received the Membership Renewal Notice including payment instructions and a completed Renewal Activities Form.

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Best regards,

Joan Brower

Dame Joan Brower


Meet our LDNY 2016 Scholarship Recipients
On July 20, 2016, Les Dames d’Escoffier New York awarded over $66,800 in scholarships to 23 culinary women leaders of tomorrow at the annual LDNY Scholarship Reception. Over 100 Dames, sponsors, and benefactors celebrated with the accomplished winners, their professors and families at this gala event. read more

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