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LES DAMES D’ESCOFFIER BC AWARD RECORD NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS

(Vancouver, BC) – On Monday, April 25th members of Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter gathered at Culinary Capers Catering for a very special evening – the organization’s annual Scholarship Reception. “This event is culmination of our volunteer efforts through the previous year” says Chapter President Bonita Jo Magee. “We spend the year raising funds so that we can financially support women who wish to further their culinary careers through taking various culinary, hospitality and beverage programs or courses.”

This year the application deadline was February 28th and the organization received a record number of applicants (48) resulting in 33 recipients for a total […]

2016-05-04T15:56:23-07:00

Les Dames Wine to raise funds for scholarships and empower BC women

BC wine project supports women in beverage and food industries.

Coming full circle from her start in the wine industry, Mireille Sauvé, director of the Wine Umbrella and member of the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, is blending her wine skills with her desire to support women in BC’s beverage and food industries.

Thanks to a scholarship from the Dames organization, Sauvé became Canada’s youngest female sommelier in 1997, and together with a team of women she is paying it forward with the production of the Dames Wine. Proceeds from the sale of the #dameswine — both a white and a […]

2017-04-15T19:25:00-07:00

A “Summerdine” around from Les Dames d’Escoffier

It’s Canada’s Largest Concurrent Dinner Party.
One very special table located in over 40 restaurants across
the Lower Mainland, Victoria and the Okanagan

On Wednesday, August 6th experience a unique garden themed dinner party. Same night, same time in over 40 restaurants as the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier host a “SUMMERDINE” around (formerly chef’s table dinearound).

Be part of a cross British Columbia dining experience as a garden themed, single night, summer culinary event offers dozens of top (and some impossible to get into) restaurants across the province in a unique annual dining event. On Wednesday, August 6th […]

2017-04-15T19:25:03-07:00

Scholarship Reception – 2014

Our annual scholarship awards are the culmination of the fundraising we do each year to support the advancement of women in hospitality and culinary fields.

We offer these scholarships to women of all ages who are keen to begin basic training in these areas and to women already skilled in these fields, who seek to refine their expertise. Awards are based on merit and ability, and vary in amount according to the program they support.

Our awards were handed out on Monday April 7th in the active setting of the kitchen at Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events. Our Dame Margaret Chisholm […]

2015-01-04T19:02:42-08:00

Big Night 2014

Vancouver Magazine‘s Big Night, Feb 7, 2014 was again a success for Les Dames BC with $3000 raised in a raffle of two great prizes benefiting our LDBC Scholarship program.

Wall of Wine – Stock or start your wine cellar with 100 bottles of fabulous wine donated by members and valued at over $2,000.

Dame Dinner of a Lifetime – A fabulous dinner for 8 prepared in your home by a Dame Chef and her crew along with a magnum of Champagne and paired wines valued at $2000! Turn your 2014 birthday or any other special date in your life into a […]

2017-04-15T19:25:03-07:00

Les Dames d’Escoffier now accepting scholarship applications

Les Dames d’Escoffier British Columbia Scholarships

 

Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter is accepting applications for our Scholarship Awards, supporting the advancement of women in hospitality and culinary fields. Awards are based on merit and ability, and vary in amount according to the program they support.

We offer these scholarships to women of all ages who are keen to begin basic training in these areas and to women already skilled in these fields, who seek to refine their expertise.

Applicants must be B.C. residents. We also work with other organizations to provide additional scholarship opportunities such as the Cacao Barry, Northwest Culinary Academy of […]

2014-12-08T05:56:44-08:00

Dames Dine Around – Oh What a Night!

It’s one of the most fun and best value culinary fundraisers of the year: The Les Dames d’Escoffier Dine Around.  Over twenty restaurants, vineyards, gardens and cooking schools from Vancouver to Whistler, Victoria to Kelowna, North Vancouver to White Rock donated one “table” for a concurrent dinner party.

Each restaurant was priced exactly the same, with each restaurant donating the food menu and table and a winery donating the wine. Restaurants designed their menu to highlight their own cuisine.

Tables were in the dining room or in a very special location like the kitchen or wine room. And some locations offered an […]

2017-04-15T19:25:04-07:00

Les Dames d’Escoffier celebrates Umberto Menghi

An Annual Gala Culinary Celebration by British Columbia’s Leading

Professional Women in the Fields of Food, Fine Beverage and Hospitality

An Evening in Tuscany

Following the single long table format, a beautifully decorated formal Italian table for 100 guests was set inside Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. The host chef was Ned Bell, Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel and YEW restaurant + bar. The MC was the 2002 Italo-Canadian of the year, CBC Television’s Tony Parsons.

This year’s Gala inspiration and guest of honour was chef and restaurateur Umberto Menghi, an international culinary icon that Vancouver calls our own. Umberto Menghi is credited, by his chef colleagues, […]

2017-04-15T19:25:04-07:00

Les Dames d’Escoffier “Dame Dinner of a Lifetime” – Big Night 2013

Dame Dinner of a Lifetime Images courtesy of Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events, Photos:  imps.ca

This year on February 8th, 2013 Vancouver Magazine hosts Big Night and again they have invited Les Dames BC to host a raffle benefiting our organization and the programs we support. This year we will be raffling our “Dame Dinner of a Lifetime”, a fabulous dinner for 8 prepared in your home by a Dame Chef and her crew along with a magnum of Champagne and paired wines! Turn your 2013 birthday or any other special date in your […]

2017-04-15T19:25:05-07:00

VANCOUVER’S MOST ELEGANT DINNER PARTY

A beautiful summer evening, a stunning parisienne styled formal long table set for 73 people on the roof top – pool deck of the Four Seasons Hotel.* Ten of the region’s best chefs. Ten courses all touched with a soupcon of French cuisine. A champagne reception to start, a cognac and chocolate bar to end…..This truly was Vancouver’s most elegant dinner partyCheck out the pics!

Special guest chefs included (in alphabetical order) Dame Andrea Carlson (formerly of Bishop’s) with her new restaurant Burdock & Co; Bala Kumanan, Hy’s of Canada (Celebrating their 50 year anniversary); Bruno Feldeisen, Executive Pastry Chef, Four Seasons, Vancouver; Hidekazu Tojo, Tojo’s; […]

2017-04-15T19:25:05-07:00
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