Women Leaders in Food, Fine Beverage & Hospitality
Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) is a philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The membership is composed of over 2,400 members in 44 chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Mexico and Italy. LDEI is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.
The Minnesota Chapter of LDEI is dedicated to supporting and promoting women in the culinary fields through charitable and educational activities. We support young women coming into our profession through academic scholarships and professional grants as well as supporting high school youth through Urban Roots, exploring food, ecology and agriculture. We celebrate the value of differences among people and cultures throughout the world, in our communities and in our chapter.