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The Great Culinary Garage Sale

The Great Culinary Garage Sale, hosted by Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter is back! Sunday, October 3rd, 10 AM – 1:00 PM Live, Outdoor and under cover in the Picnic Pavilion behind the Kids Market on Granville Island. Parking free until 11 am and a loading zone for the big items! (Please do not park near the Public Market)
We spent last week unearthing all the treasures we have collected over the past few years for Les Dames d’Escoffier – BC Chapter Culinary Garage Sale. With boxes stacked to the rafters, you’ll find, equipment and tools, some brand new, cooking […]

2021-09-27T20:46:36-07:00

Carol Brock, Food Journalist, Philanthropist, and Trailblazing Founder of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), Dies

LOUISVILLE, KY (July 27, 2020) – Carol Brock, Food Journalist, Philanthropist, and trailblazing Founder of Les Dames d’ Escoffier International (LDEI) has died. Brock passed peacefully, surrounded by family on July 27, 2020, of natural causes. She was 96. In her illustrious seven-decade culinary career, Brock championed women in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. She founded LDEI’s inaugural chapter in New York City, NY in 1976. Under her leadership LDEI has formed 45 chapters with over 2400 members worldwide.

2020-07-28T21:10:05-07:00

SUMMERDINE 2018 – ONE NIGHT, MANY DINNERS

Where will you be dining on Wednesday, August 15th ? It could be in a vineyard, aboard a yacht, at a picnic table or in an elegant dining room. Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter have some tasty suggestions for you as they present their annual Summerdine - a delicious province-wide dining celebration featuring fabulous food and glorious wines unfolding on one evening only at different restaurants, wineries, and culinary venues across BC.

2018-07-05T19:33:04-07:00

Empower Her

On May 28th, 2018 women from accommodation, food service and tourism will be connected for an evening of networking with an inspiring panel discussion. Empower Her aims to bring together a community of hospitality leaders who will expand their network and create meaningful relationships.

A panel of Vancouver’s top female hospitality executives will share inspiring ideas with the intention of sparking dialogue about issues that impact women in the workplace. Their perspectives and insights will inform, inspire and empower women as we collectively identify ways to accelerate women to senior roles in the hospitality industry. The event will be held from […]

2018-06-10T01:52:40-07:00

Silver Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Monday, November 6th, 4:00 pm AGM for current members,  6:00 pm for all other guests

We welcome past and founding members, patrons, partners and supporters to join us at 6:00 pm for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails (no host bar) followed by a sit down dinner with wines at 7:00 pm.

In collaboration with our silver anniversary committee, the Vancouver Club’s Executive Chef, Sean Cousins has designed a stunning four course dinner to be served with wines from Les Dames winemakers, members and supporters.

2017-10-14T21:43:38-07:00

Canada’s Most Generous Culinary Scholarships

Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter awards over $25,000 in educational scholarships, bursaries and work experiences to deserving women

April 4, 2017 – Vancouver, BC – After a year of fundraising, an intensive search and rigorous application process, 28 women from across British Columbia and beyond, both at the beginning of their careers and at a turning point or development stage in a mature career, have been awarded Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarships to advance and enhance their careers in culinary, hospitality, business, wine and other arts of the table.

With over $25,000 in funds raised by chapter events, as well […]

2017-04-18T18:37:35-07:00
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