Women Leaders in
Food, Fine Beverage & Hospitality


Welcome to the home of the New York Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International-the premier, invitational, non-profit organization of women leaders dedicated to education, advocacy, and philanthropy-through the support of its partners and members in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries

January 2016

Letter From Our President

Our Very Happy Holiday Party The 2015 LDNY Holiday Party was a wonderful event. Over 80 Dames attended a lovely dinner at Barbetta restaurant owned by Dame Laura Maioglio. read more

Best regards,

Linda Lawry


Meet our LDNY 2015 Scholarship Recipients
On July 21st, the New York Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier awarded almost $75,000 in scholarships to 24 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

Upcoming Events

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Feb 25
All About Armagnac: Tastings & Pairings
Step into the magical world of Gascony! Join NY Armagnac’s Ambassador, Dame May Matta-Aliah, for an educational virtual tour—plus tastings of five Armagnacs and pairings of savory nibbles and chocolate.

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Dames In The News

Dorothy Hamilton
NY Dame Dorothy Hamilton thinks big-and gets big results! Her spirit and commitment are contagious. She and Mitchell Davis, Executive VP of the James Beard Foundation, proposed that the US build a pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 World's Fair. The State Department liked the idea but had no money. So Hamilton and Davis raised $60 million dollars! Now, millions of visitors are experiencing the world of "Feeding the Planet/Energy for Life" at the US Pavilion. read more...

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