Les Dames d’Esosffier Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

British Columbia’s Dames Serve Up Over $23,000 in Scholarship Awards

Les Dames d’Escoffier British Columbia Chapter (LDBC) is thrilled to announce the 2023 Scholars with a total of $23,250 awarded to support the advancement of their careers in B.C.’s hospitality, food, and beverage sectors.

2023 Les Dames d’Escoffier British Columbia Chapter Scholars
Elizabeth Boyle, Kelowna
Kayla Brent, Saanich
Stephanie Chan, New Westminster
Alessandra DiMattia, Kelowna
Jessica Collins, Vancouver
Christine Godlonton, Ladysmith
Janet Gyenes, Vancouver
Sydney Hamelin, Vancouver
Lydia Lambert-Bailey, Vancouver


Les Dames d’Escoffier British Columbia’s New Board

Les Dames d’Escoffier, British Columbia Chapter Appoints New Board for 30th Anniversary Year

Les Dames d’Escoffier British Columbia Chapter (LDBC) is delighted to introduce its new board president, Cassandra Anderton, and the slate of directors for 2022/2023, which were installed during the organization’s annual general meeting at The Vancouver Club in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The board, led by President Cassandra Anderton, will guide LDBC during its 30th anniversary year in fulfilling its mission to inspire, advance, and support all women in food, beverage, and hospitality to achieve excellence in leadership and philanthropy.

Cassandra Anderton is a travel, food, wine, and lifestyle writer, blogger, and […]


Les Dames BC Scholarships for Women

Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Scholarship Applications Are Now Closed for 2023


Scholarships are open to women* of any age and at any stage of their career who are looking to either refine or expand their expertise at a credible educational institution of their choice anywhere in the world.

Scholarships are awarded on merit, ability, commitment, and passion.

Applicants can be awarded a scholarship more than once, depending on the circumstance, and if a woman’s previous application was unsuccessful, she is encouraged to apply again between now and February 13, 2023.

30 Years of Philanthropy

Founded in 1992, Les Dames d’Escoffier’s BC Chapter has awarded scholarships for […]


Les Dames D’Escoffier International Names New Board

Les Dames d’Escoffier International is honoured to introduce its new board president, Jennifer Goldman, and board leadership, which were installed on October 22, 2022, at the organization’s annual conference in New York City. At the same conference, the organization voted to add a chapter in Tuscany, Italy, its 44th chapter and third on the European continent.

Board president Jennifer Goldman earned her degree from Johnson and Wales University and began her career as a pastry chef before co-founding Patrick Properties Hospitality Group (PPHG), a Charleston, South Carolina-based hospitality company. As […]


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 […]


Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Relief Fund

BC Dames step up to the plate and offer relief through new funding opportunities  

UPDATE – Due the overwhelming response received; more time was needed to consider. Decisions will be announced May 20.

Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter establishes $40,000 COVID relief fund for food-focused organizations supporting women

Feb. 11 2021, Vancouver, BCRecognizing the onerous challenges that charities and community programs in British Columbia are confronting during the global pandemic, Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter has created a COVID relief fund to provide much-needed aid. The $40,000 fund was established in response to the COVID-19 crisis and […]


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.


Les Dames d’Escoffier – BC Chapter News & Events – Fall

From Vancouver’s most elegant, small fundraising gala, to a culinary garage sale featuring the donated collection of the late James Barber and collectable tableware from Canadian artist Martha Sturdy, to a new sparkling wine release made by “Dames” for Dames” – plus a banner year for scholarships – Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter has a lot of news to share.

Sunday, September 16, 11 am-2:00 pm
Culinary Garage Sale, under the tents in the parking lot of The Lazy Gourmet

Friday, September 21, 6:30 pm
The Culinary Icon Long Table Gala honouring Chef Diane Clement, Four Seasons Hotel


$50,000 in scholarships and educational opportunities awarded […]



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.

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