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.

Reminders
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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INSIDERS TOUR of JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS
Saturday, May 16, 2015
11:00:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join Dame Surbhi Sahni, Owner & Executive Pastry Chef of BITTERSWEET NYC for a walking tour of her vibrant neighborhood, Jackson Heights, Queens. On this special insiders tour of NYC’s most diverse area, you will stop at her favorite local restaurants to enjoy delicacies from India and Nepal, as well as Mexico and Colombia. At local shops you will touch, taste and discover unique sweet and savory ingredients she uses for home cooking and her catered events.

Meeting place will be sent to those with reservations.
Transportation - E, F, M, R, or 7 train to 74th St. & Roosevelt Avenue
$45 members, $50 non-members. Tickets HERE




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