About Les Dames d’Escoffier International
Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) is the only organization of its kind: a worldwide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. Founded in New York in 1976, the invitation-only membership has grown to 45 individual chapters across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Mexico, with over 2,400 members in the culinary fields. The membership is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.
Visit www.LDEI.org for more information about our international organization.
The St. Louis Chapter
Founded in 2008, Les Dames d'Escoffier St. Louis is the St. Louis, MO chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI). Our members are professional women in the food, beverage, hospitality, and related industries. All are women of achievement and leaders in their fields as well as their communities.
Our mission is to create a supportive culture in our community to achieve excellence in the food, beverage, and hospitality professions.
To accomplish this, our members share knowledge, fellowship and provide leadership, educational opportunities and philanthropic events for the larger community. LDEI members also assist women in careers in culinary arts, nutrition, beverage management or hospitality through active mentoring and the funding of scholarships to accredited programs of study.
Membership in Les Dames d'Escoffier is limited to qualified women and is by invitation only. For more information, click here.