Who We Are

Women Leaders

Welcome to the Minnesota Chapter of LDEI. We are a warm and welcoming group of professional women located throughout Minnesota. Our members reflect the wide range of food professionals in our area including restaurant chefs and owners, food writers, cookbook authors, caterers, food and nutrition consultants, editors, corporate food professionals, wine specialists food stylists and marketers.

Our chapter, formed in 1996, is an affiliate chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, named after the French chef Auguste Escoffier. Escoffier is known as one of the most innovative chefs in history, whose philosophy and accomplishments continue to serve as inspiration to culinary professionals today.

We share our knowledge, support our members and provide educational and philanthropic opportunities to our local community.

For membership information, please go to membership page.

News & Upcoming Events

Your support of MN Les Dames d'Escoffier events and fundraisers provides educational financial support to our local community of hospitality professionals.