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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. Special Guest: Anton Mosimann

2017-05-19T17:23:46+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

Gala 2016 Celebrating Lidia Bastianich

It was an unforgettable evening of Italian food, wine and song for fans of Lidia Bastianich as the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier honoured the Emmy award wining TV personality, cookbook author and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich on September 23, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel. The SOLD OUT event for 100 dinner guests who enjoyed Vancouver’s leading chefs saluted the Nonna of Italian cuisine.

2017-04-15T19:24:59+00:00

Summerdine 2016’s 50/50 and Twitter Contest winners!

Summerdine 50/50 Winning Ticket: Congratulation to our 50/50 Draw: $610.00. Winning ticket is: 1196413  Twitter Contest: Congratulations to Dianne Chow.  Your tweet was randomly chosen and you have won a private wine tasting from Legacy!
Winners, please contact Lise @ 604.661.1415 to claim to claim your prize.

2016-09-08T16:29:44+00:00

SUMMERDINE 2017 – LES DAMES DO DINNER

AN EVENING TO SAVOUR, LES DAMES ANNUAL FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

(Vancouver, BC) — Mark Wednesday, August 10th on your calendar for a unique dinner party as Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter presents Les Dames Summerdine – Canada’s largest concurrent dinner party unfolding on one night only at more than 30 different restaurants, wineries, cooking schools and culinary venues across the province. See Locations and Buy Tickets

Some confirmed Metro Vancouver locations include: dinner for upto 12 at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks created by  NextJen chef Jennifer Peters, four seats at Chambar, six seats at ‘Vancouver Magazine’s Best New Restaurant’ Royal Dinette, […]

2017-06-18T18:02:38+00:00

LES DAMES D’ESCOFFIER BC AWARD RECORD NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS

(Vancouver, BC) – On Monday, April 25th members of Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter gathered at Culinary Capers Catering for a very special evening – the organization’s annual Scholarship Reception. “This event is culmination of our volunteer efforts through the previous year” says Chapter President Bonita Jo Magee. “We spend the year raising funds so that we can financially support women who wish to further their culinary careers through taking various culinary, hospitality and beverage programs or courses.”

This year the application deadline was February 28th and the organization received a record number of applicants (48) resulting in 33 recipients for a total […]

2016-05-04T15:56:23+00:00

Les Dames Wine to raise funds for scholarships and empower BC women

BC wine project supports women in beverage and food industries.

Coming full circle from her start in the wine industry, Mireille Sauvé, director of the Wine Umbrella and member of the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, is blending her wine skills with her desire to support women in BC’s beverage and food industries.

Thanks to a scholarship from the Dames organization, Sauvé became Canada’s youngest female sommelier in 1997, and together with a team of women she is paying it forward with the production of the Dames Wine. Proceeds from the sale of the #dameswine — both a white and a […]

2017-04-15T19:25:00+00:00