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

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 […]

2021-05-14T11:14:15-07:00

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

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

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

2018-09-12T19:43:55-07:00

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

2018 Gala Honouree Announced

Les Dames d’Escoffier announces
respected chef, restaurateur, author, TV host, speaker and Olympian, Diane Clement, as this year’s award recipient

Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter, a leadership culinary organization composed of women who have achieved success in their professions and contribute significantly to their communities, chooses a culinary icon to honour at their annual gala dinner, this week announced Vancouver’s Diane Clement as the 2018 recipient of this yearly honour.

Chosen with great care, the “Les Dames” Culinary Icon recipient is chosen for what they have contributed to the culinary and hospitality industry. Past recipients have included Dame Julia Child (celebrating what would […]

2018-09-12T19:46:54-07:00

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
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