Upcoming Events

We are proud to present "A Fine Line...a women's place is in the kitchen", a critically acclaimed documentary written, directed and edited by New York Dame Joanna James, on Sunday, October 6th at Hotel Irvine. Open to the public, this is our last fundraising event of the year with net proceeds benefitting the Phyllis Ann Marshall Culinary Scholarship fund.

“A Fine Line…” explores why less than 7% of lead chefs and restaurateurs are women and presents...

Join us Tuesday, AUGUST 20TH from 5 to 8 pm for a special Les Dames Grand Opening celebrating Dame Katie Averill's new endeavor: Eat. Street. Kitchen. in Mission Viejo! We'll begin with Kombucha cocktails and Chef Katie will showcase many of her delicious dishes.

The grand opening celebration includes FOOD: Sausage & Mozzarella Flatbread with roasted vegetables, Paninis with ham, Swiss cheese, caramelized onion, asparagus, and brie, Green D...

A CELEBRATION OF SUMMER! We are happy to announce that the LA/OC Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier will be the recipient of a donation from a portion of the proceeds from the 2019 Lobsterfest at Newport Beach! LOBSTERFEST AT NEWPORT BEACH, now in its eleventh year, takes place this year on Sunday, August 11th from 2 to 7 pm on the stunning greens of the Newport Beach Civic Center. Whole Maine Lobster is flown in fresh on the morning of the event and...

Nothing sets the tone of your summer party like a beautiful charcuterie spread complete with wine and B. Toffee! What are your must-haves for the perfect charcuterie board? What wine do you like to pair? These are all questions we will be discussing on Thursday, June 20th as we gather at the B. Toffee headquarters from 5 to 8 p.m.

This event is for MEMBERS & A MEMBER GUEST ONLY. Get tips and tricks on how to create a charcuterie board with sweet and...

Join us Monday, March 11th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aqua Lounge at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach for our March “Dames Raise the Bar” Happy Hour. We welcome all women in the F&B and Hospitality industry to come and share in the conversation and benefit other women at our monthly give-back happy hour. Just $25 includes your first drink, delicious bites, and valet parking.

Our featured Dame is Marguarite Clark, a seasoned public relations veter...

We are Doubling Down as we start 2019 with our first Raise the Bar of the year! Join Dame Amy Jo Pedone, owner of Valenza Chocolatier and Shelby Coffman, co-owner of the newly renovated Hood Kitchen in Costa Mesa for Happy Hour on MONDAY, JANUARY 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

We welcome all women in the F&B and Hospitality industry to come and share in the conversation and benefit other women at our monthly give-back happy hour. Ju...

Les Dames D'Escoffier LA / OC Chapter is RAISING THE BAR again!

Join us for our monthly series – "RAISE THE BAR" HAPPY HOUR Monday December 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach featuring Chef Linda Johnsen of Filomena's Italian Kitchen & Marketplace.

Non-members in the culinary and hospitality industry are welcome, so please invite a colleague that might be interested in the Les Dames d'Escoffier organization!

$25/pp inc...

Sip.Savor.Bond. Please Join us Sunday, November 18th at Filomena’s Italian Kitchen in Costa Mesa for the Annual Member Meeting and New Member Luncheon. You won’t want to miss the award-winning cuisine from Dame/Chef Linda Johnsen! Plus, you’ll be voting on your new Board of Directors and inducting our new members for 2018. 

Our annual member meeting will commence at 12 noon where you will vote with a private ballot on your new Board of Dire...

Les Dames D'Escoffier LA-OC Chapter is RAISING THE BAR! We are focused on helping women in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality Industries. Join us for our monthly series – "RAISE THE BAR" HAPPY HOUR.

NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO ATTEND! Our next event Wednesday, September 19th at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point features guest speaker, Dame Betsy Thagard of B. Toffee. $25/pp includes your first Drink and Complimentary Valet. All proceeds go to sch...

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