Les Dames d'Escoffier New York

Dear Members
LDNY continues to move forward with ever more good news.

 Thanks to Dame Dorothy Hamilton, the scholarship awards evening was celebrated at the International Culinary Center.  This year our society raised a record $93,300.00 to fund twenty-nine scholarships.  It was a tremendous effort on the part of all our members.  Every member is someone to be celebrated for their contribution, whether it is those who have made, or have worked to make possible a donated scholarship.  There are members who have supported the general scholarship fund, and those who have patronized LDNY events from which a portion of the proceeds went towards our unique yearly scholarship awards.
There are so many people to thank for their contribution to the success of the scholarship evening. The excellent ‘behind the scenes’ members, Kathleen Sanderson and Caroline Lee Jackson, make the wheels go round by asking for the many needed contributions, whether it be beverages, chocolate truffles, or raffle prizes, as well as taking the many rsvps from every group and writing name tags. Please review the excellently designed program to see the full scope of our thanks, and learn more about our 29 winners, all of whom will be featured soon in our Scholarships And Mentoring section. 

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SAVE THE DATE! More good news: New members for 2015 were approved by the Board at the July 1st meeting to join our society as of August 1st.   We are pleased to welcome nine highly qualified women into our midst and will celebrate their membership on Tuesday, September 23rd.  Details to come in August.

In September, the new 2015 slate will be voted on by means of an efficient, up-to-date and secure system. Make sure your email does not trap any LDNY communications in your spam/junk mail folders. Also watch your snail mail in August for a postcard describing the procedure.

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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Tue, September 16, 6pm – 8pm
International Culinary Center
Theater Kitchen 462 Broadway (btw. Broome & Grand Streets) NYC

Learn about the diverse, delicious, wide world of ramen – from its history, ingredients – including broth and noodles – and flavors! Join Sun Noodle and partner Chef Shigetoshi Nakamura and Sun Ramen National Sales Manager George Kao for an informative and immersive evening that explores the art and craft of this not-as-simple-as-it-looks dish!

Event attendance: $35 members/$45 guests

Chairs: Dames Hiroko Shimbo and Pat Savoie

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

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