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 by-invitation membership, composed of over 2,300 members in 40 chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico, 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.