Women Leaders in Food, Fine Beverage and Hospitality
An affiliate chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International
Welcome to the London Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International – a philanthropic organisation of leading women in the worlds of food, fine beverage and hospitality.
This invitation-only association now stretches to 37 chapters within the USA, Canada, Mexico and the UK. Our members represent the highly diversified and multi-faceted fields of contemporary gastronomy.
Mission: we are founded on the principle of creating a supportive culture within our community through:
- Sharing knowledge
- Supporting our members
- Providing leadership, educational opportunities and philanthropic events for the community at large
Letter from the President
Welcome to LDE London! For first time visitors, I hope that you gain an insight into our organisation that will inspire you either to support the work that we do and, where appropriate, to seek membership for yourself…
SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday October 11th 2017
New Member Induction at Cactus Kitchens
Join our new Dames as we formally welcome them to the London chapter.
Dame of the Month
Jacqui Pickles is our current Chapter President and here she is interviewed by Dame Chrissie Walker, food and travel writer.
President Jacqui Pickles is one of the Chapter’s founding members and in 2015 took the helm from Valentina Harris, who did such a fine job as the first London President.
Who is this calm and measured lady who manages to instil enthusiasm in such a diverse cross-section of leading women in UK hospitality? She has a successful catering company and has spent almost all her career working in food and wine.