Cancelled: Dame It! 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020
2 pm – 5 pm

Chow Girls @ Solar Arts
711 15th Ave. NE,  3rd Floor
Minneapolis, MN

To our Dame It! Supporters, Guests and Friends:

The impact of COVID-19 has expanded very quickly this week, as you are all aware. After careful consideration and following the recommendations put forth by the Minnesota Department of Health, the MN chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier has decided to cancel our Dame It! 2020 fundraiser scheduled for April 26, 2020.

Although this is our most important fundraising event of the year, in the interest of being good community stewards we think it’s prudent to follow the protocols put forth by the health department to cancel larger events. We will miss the community aspect of gathering together but we hope you will continue to celebrate the spirit of Dame It! and support the women chefs, beverage leaders and artisans by going to their restaurants and purchasing their products. (See our list and links below.)

  • For those of you who have already purchased tickets and would like a refund, please go to your ticket order on Eventbrite by 3/31 and click Request A Refund.
  • For those of you who would like to donate your ticket cost, there is no need to do anything. We thank you for your gracious understanding and generosity. We will send a tax receipt to you.
  • If you would like to make a donation, please click DONATE 

Please know that all of the money donated will go towards the mission of MN LDEI including Academic Scholarships for women students in culinary, food science and agriculture fields; Micro-Grants to support working women in the food industry; and Urban Roots youth in the fields of food and ecology. We hope to continue to support those in the industry who will especially need our help in these trying times.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Joan Donatelle, President Minnesota Les Dames d’Escoffier
Janice Cole, Dame It! Coordinator
Members of Minnesota Les Dames d’Escoffier

What We Support

Proceeds generated by Dame It! support the mission of Minnesota LDEI including:

  • Urban Roots, an East Side St. Paul organization empowering youth through food & ecology.
  • Academic Scholarships, supporting women students in the culinary, agricultural or food sciences fields.
  • Dame It! Dollars Micro-Grants, providing support for working women in the food industry.

Can’t Attend?  Please consider making a tax deductible donation!

Special thanks to our lead sponsor Chowgirls Killer Catering !

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14 women chefs and restaurant owners including:
  Ann Ahmed – Lat 14 and Lemon Grass
  Jami Olson – Popol Vuh and Centro
  Michelle Gayer (of Salty Tart fame) – Taher, Inc.
  Janene Holig – Hot Indian Foods


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