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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 […]


A “Summerdine” around from Les Dames d’Escoffier

It’s Canada’s Largest Concurrent Dinner Party.
One very special table located in over 40 restaurants across
the Lower Mainland, Victoria and the Okanagan

On Wednesday, August 6th experience a unique garden themed dinner party. Same night, same time in over 40 restaurants as the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier host a “SUMMERDINE” around (formerly chef’s table dinearound).

Be part of a cross British Columbia dining experience as a garden themed, single night, summer culinary event offers dozens of top (and some impossible to get into) restaurants across the province in a unique annual dining event. On Wednesday, August 6th […]


Les Dames d’Escoffier now accepting scholarship applications

Les Dames d’Escoffier British Columbia Scholarships


Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter is accepting applications for our Scholarship Awards, supporting the advancement of women in hospitality and culinary fields. Awards are based on merit and ability, and vary in amount according to the program they support.

We offer these scholarships to women of all ages who are keen to begin basic training in these areas and to women already skilled in these fields, who seek to refine their expertise.

Applicants must be B.C. residents. We also work with other organizations to provide additional scholarship opportunities such as the Cacao Barry, Northwest Culinary Academy of […]


Dames Dine Around – Oh What a Night!

It’s one of the most fun and best value culinary fundraisers of the year: The Les Dames d’Escoffier Dine Around.  Over twenty restaurants, vineyards, gardens and cooking schools from Vancouver to Whistler, Victoria to Kelowna, North Vancouver to White Rock donated one “table” for a concurrent dinner party.

Each restaurant was priced exactly the same, with each restaurant donating the food menu and table and a winery donating the wine. Restaurants designed their menu to highlight their own cuisine.

Tables were in the dining room or in a very special location like the kitchen or wine room. And some locations offered an […]


Les Dames d’Escoffier celebrates Umberto Menghi

An Annual Gala Culinary Celebration by British Columbia’s Leading

Professional Women in the Fields of Food, Fine Beverage and Hospitality

An Evening in Tuscany

Following the single long table format, a beautifully decorated formal Italian table for 100 guests was set inside Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. The host chef was Ned Bell, Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel and YEW restaurant + bar. The MC was the 2002 Italo-Canadian of the year, CBC Television’s Tony Parsons.

This year’s Gala inspiration and guest of honour was chef and restaurateur Umberto Menghi, an international culinary icon that Vancouver calls our own. Umberto Menghi is credited, by his chef colleagues, […]


Les Dames d’Escoffier “Dame Dinner of a Lifetime” – Big Night 2013

Dame Dinner of a Lifetime Images courtesy of Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events, Photos:  imps.ca

This year on February 8th, 2013 Vancouver Magazine hosts Big Night and again they have invited Les Dames BC to host a raffle benefiting our organization and the programs we support. This year we will be raffling our “Dame Dinner of a Lifetime”, a fabulous dinner for 8 prepared in your home by a Dame Chef and her crew along with a magnum of Champagne and paired wines! Turn your 2013 birthday or any other special date in your […]

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