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Les Dames D'Escoffier (Philadelphia Chapter)
Greater Philadelphia Area
We're a diverse group of women working in and around The City of Sisterly Love in the culinary, farming, fine beverage, and hospitality industries.
Interests: Creating, sharing, growing, eating and educating others about FOOD and FINE BEVERAGES; CULINARY HISTORY, NUTRITION and sustainable FARMING.
Recent Activity
Wow, things have been moving along splendidly regarding this May's exciting symposium, A Global Celebration of Women & Food. Confirmed presenters, panelists and workshop leaders to date include Grande Dame, Nathalie Dupree, the event's Keynote Speaker; Marcie Pelchat of Monell Chemical Senses Center, who will guide participants through an interactive... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
SAVE THE DATE: Our 2nd Symposium is in the works. Here's the 5 Ws and a couple of Cs... WHO: LDEI Philadelphia WHAT: CUISINE, CULTURE & COMMUNITY: A Global Celebration Of Women & Food Highlights of this jam-packed day of learning, fun, sampling and mingling include a Keynote talk by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
LDEI just announced a cookbook sale to benefit our broad range of programs around the globe. The list is accessible here. Who doesn't love an autographed cookbook? Great fire—or stove—side reading. Here's a preview of the list: Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
Hopefully you've heard the good news by now: Green Tables International has successfully established a national partnership with Food Day,one of the leading initiatives for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. All across the country our chapters, as well as our individual members, are combining efforts with the Center for Science... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
The Who, What, When & Where: Marjorie R. Williams Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, 
12:00-1:30 p.m. Reading Terminal: Rick Nichols Room near La Cucina, 11th St. side 51 N. 12th St. Phila., PA 19107 Join Marjorie Williams, co-author of Markets of Paris (2nd edition), to hear about a fresh way of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
With exactly one week left until the application deadline, the scholarship committee is seeking your help in spreading the word to qualified women working or training within the Food, Beverage and Hospitality industry. As in year's past, LDEI Philadelphia will be awarding a prize of $2000. To learn more or... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
Imagine working side by side with award winning masters in Vancouver’s dynamic catering scene, or during harvest at one of California’s oldest and best known family-owned wineries. Learn from a nationally prominent artisanal cheese producer in Dallas, a leading specialty produce grower and a dynamic vintner on the North Fork... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
Earlier today, Dame Janet Chrzan shared a very exciting educational series happening at UPenn. An ongoing feature of the university, the Bodek Lecture Series is open to the public and covers a variety of topics year-to-year. The reason that Janet is jumping up and down, is that this year's series... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
By now you've heard—and read—the buzz about the upcoming estate sale of Grande Dame Julie Dannenbaum at the Free Library on Sunday, April 15th. The publicity over the past weeks about Julie has been extensive, but, not much has focused on the importance and generosity of Julie to the Philadelphia... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
A week from today, Dame Hillary Bor (co-owner of Pumpkin) and her team will be hosting a delicious event promoting Slow Food, and by proxy, seafood. If you don't know about the Slow Food movement, there's much to glean right here: Details of the event are attached as a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
Green Tables had a wonderful opportunity to partner with Philadelphia Fair Food and their Farm to School program. October was Farm to School month and all across the nation efforts were made to feature locally grown foods in our school cafeteria's. The purpose was to allow our kids to experience... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at Green Tables Initiative
Les Dames d'Escoffier is an international philanthropic society of professional women in the fields of food, sustainable farming, fine beverage, and hospitality. We welcome you to the internet home of the Philadelphia chapter. Our members offer programs of interest to the community that enlighten and stimulate, as well as opportunities... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
International Food Day celebration, held at the Greenfield School on October 24, was a kick off for the schools new Healthy Greenfield Committee. This fun interactive and informative event was for the kids and their families in effort to improve health awareness in the school and eventually improve the quality... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at Green Tables Initiative
Slow Food Philadelphia’s Snail of Approval Program launch event was held on November 14th at Reading Terminal Market. This grand celebration of food, beer and wine recognized food service industry members who contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food supply of our region. Philadelphia Green Tables Raffle... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at Green Tables Initiative
Pumpkin Chef/Owner Ian Moroney with Chef Craig Russell and Chef Chris Kearse ~ On Monday October 31st Green Tables had the opportunity to join Pumpkin’s Chefs Ian Moroney & Chris Kearse at COOK Philly’s new collaborative kitchen-classroom for a fun hands on cooking demonstration and five course autumnal tasting menu.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at Green Tables Initiative
Celebrate at a Family Barbecue Fundraiser to Benefit the NJ Farm to School network to be held at the Fernbrook Farms Education Center ( October 2/Noon-3 pm Adults $40, Agess 3-13 $10, Under 3 free Hayrides, Farm Tours, kids activities, refreshments and food from local farms and caterers. Cheese, salads,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
Area residents and guests are invited to celebrate summer’s bounty at the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust’s Homegrown Harvest Supper and Hoedown from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 (rain date August 7) at Marshlands in the Great Marsh, off Rt. 401, in East Nantmeal Township. Adults... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
Judy Wicks, a leader in the local foods movement, was the Keynote speaker at the June 11, 2011 Les Dames Philadelphia Symposium, Cuisine, Culture and Community. She was entertaining, informative, and shared her knowledge and experience freely. She was kind enough to send us a copy of her speech: "Local,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
To read the review of Aliza's new book, The Fishmonger's Apprentice, click here. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
SEAFOOD 101 FEATURING AUTHOR ALIZA GREEN AND SAMUELS SEAFOOD PHILADELPHIA, PA – Spots are still available for Oyster House (1516 Sansom Street, 215-567-7683) Seafood 101 event with renowned cookbook author Aliza Green who will teach tips on how to prepare and cook fresh fish from her latest book, The Fishmonger’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
Join Aliza Green, Italian food expert and author of 10 culinary books, for a 10-day exploration of autumn culinary delights in the wild, ancient Etruscan Maremma and Umbria, “the green heart of Italy.” Terme Calidario Roman-style hot springs, chocolate workshop with renowned chocolatier Domenico d'Affronto of La Conca d’Oro, tour... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia
Dame Yolanta Roman The Philadelphia Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation invites all to a FREE movie screening of "KATYN" THIS Sunday, March 20, 2011 2 pm Education and Technology Center Holy Family University Corner of Frankford and Grant Avenues Philadelphia Question-and-Answers with Dr. Miron Wolnicki following the film. Coffee and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia