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Les Dames d'Escoffier Members

Our Mission

Our Mission is to inspire, advance, and support women in food, beverage, and hospitality to achieve excellence in leadership and philanthropy. 

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be the preeminent global professional association for women leaders in the food, beverage and hospitality industries.

Guiding Principles

LDEI Guiding Principles are intended to uphold the integrity, professionalism, and outstanding leadership upon which LDEI was founded. LDEI is guided in its decisions and actions by Philanthropy, Diversity, Leadership & Professional Development, Professional Excellence, and Innovation. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

LDEI seeks to build a community of women who have diverse cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. In building a diverse and inclusive community, we welcome members and people of all races, languages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, disabilities, sexual orientations, and religions. Leading by example, we aspire to make diversity a core and abiding strength in our organization.


Interested in becoming a member?  Contact us via to inquire or click here to download the New Member Application. *


We recommend attending a few Events to get to know members who can sponsor you. 

Board of Directors 

Members By Profession

Chefs, Caterers, Restaurant Owners

Pastry Chefs, Bakers, Candy Makers

Instructors, Recipe Developers, Food Scientists, Sommeliers

Public Relations, Marketing, Social Media, Event Producers

Writers, Editors, Photographers, Radio, TV & Web Professionals

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