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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 […]

2018-05-04T19:18:43+00:00

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 […]

2018-02-26T18:48:58+00:00

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+00:00

Les Dames d’Escoffier Culinary Icon Gala

Join us for a multi-course gala dinner prepared by chefs from across Europe & North America honouring Chef Bruno Marti, former Chef, Owner of the legendary La Belle Auberge. September 22, 2017, Four Seasons Hotel. Chefs; Weimar Gomez, Four Seasons Hotel, Michael Noble, Matthew Batey, Scott Jaeger, Tobias MacDonald, Jennifer Peters, Alex Chen, Greg Hook and Bernard Casavant.

2017-08-25T14:37:24+00:00

Les Dames d’Escoffier Trailblazer Award

Hy’s of Canada COO Megan Buckley receives “Trailblazer” Award from Les Dames d’Escoffier

Prestigious honour given at 2017 Where to Dine Awards presentation

 Megan Buckley, Chief Operating Officer of Hy’s Canada has been honoured with the 2017 Trailblazer Award by the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier during the Where to Dine Awards celebration. This award “honours exceptional women in BC who have blazed a trail, explored new territory… and have either included others along their journey and/or provided a pathway to inspire others in their own careers.”

During her notable career in hospitality, Megan […]

2017-05-18T14:27:18+00:00

Les Dames d’Escoffier Gala Honouree Announced – Chef Bruno Marti

Chef Bruno Marti

Chef Bruno Marti

Les Dames d’Escoffier 2017 Gala Honouree

Each year Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter chooses a Culinary Icon to honour and celebrate at an annual gala fundraising dinner. This year we are thrilled to announce Chef Bruno Marti as the 2017 recipient of this honour at a black-tie event, September 22nd at the Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver.

Chosen with great care, the Les Dames d’Escoffier icon recipient is chosen for what they have contributed to the culinary […]

2017-05-31T14:32:54+00:00

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+00:00