Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter Scholarships

With the deadline looming (midnight this Thursday, Jan 31) make sure you submit those scholarship applications– and don’t forget the essay!


Last year Les Dames d’ Escoffier allocated over forty thousand dollars raised through their events, as well as private donations by Worth Association’s “EMPOWER HER” series, Chef John Bishop (Bishop’s), Chef Bruno Marti and Chef Michel Jacob (Le Crocodile), a sizable donation from the sale of “Dames” wine (Wine Umbrella’s Dame Mireille Sauvé) as well as grants and course donations by Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA); Two Rivers Meats (two butchery stagiaires); Barry […]


2019 Les Dames Culinary Scholarship Program applications now open

British Columbia’s largest Culinary Scholarship Program is now open for 2019 applications.

Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter, announces over 30 scholarships available for women in culinary, hospitality and arts of the table. Visit LesDames.ca/scholarship-program. Deadline, January 31, 2019.

Scholarships, which range in value from $500 to $5,000, reflect the diversity of the hospitality industry, supporting culinary, butchery & pastry; wine, spirits & coffee; business, education & writing; food-science and farming, viticulture & horticulture. It welcomes BC based women at the beginning of their career; established and/or more mature women wishing to upgrade their education for career advancement or even a significant […]


Winning Raffle Tickets – Culinary Garage Sale

If you bought a raffle ticket at today’s super successful culinary garage sale, first of all, thank you for coming out! Only one winner was on site when we drew the numbers, that was #6386 (the Ottolenghi tickets). The following winning numbers are as follows 9256068 / 6326 / 6166 / 6076 – Please contact info@lesdames.ca with your contact information and ticket number to claim your amazing prize.


Culinary Garage Sale – A Unique Foodie Fundraiser, Sunday, Sept 16

Culinary Garage Sale – A Unique Foodie Fundraiser, Sunday, September 16

11 am – 2 pm – Under the tents in the parking lot of the Lazy Gourmet (rain or shine)

This unique foodie fundraiser is a culinary marketplace like no other. Held under tents from 11 am to 2 pm in the parking lot of the Lazy Gourmet catering company (1605 West 5th Avenue) selling new, used and chef donated baking supplies, culinary school supplies, kitchen equipment,   and kitchen tools for home and professional kitchens; Hard to find collectibles, new, used, signed and limited-edition cookbooks and culinary magazines from the collections of […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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.