30 years of helping women

This short film was made to celebrate the 30th anniversary since LDEI was ratified by Les Amis d'Escoffier. From the original 5 chapters - New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia - the organisation now boasts 29 chapters, 28 in north America and our own satellite chapter here in London.

Our Mission

Welcome to the home page of Les Dames d’Escoffier London, the newest member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a world wide philanthropic organization

Les Dames d’Escoffier is the only organization of its kind: a world wide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.

The invitation-only membership, composed of 28 individual chapters across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.  

LDEI is an international organization of women leaders who create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality professions.To do this members:

  • Share knowledge
  • Support members and
  • Provide leadership, educational opportunities and philanthropic events for the larger community.

“Professional kitchens can be daunting for many young women, as can the world of wholesale wine and spirits, both traditionally male-dominated.  Les Dames d’Escoffier London aims to mentor and support both emotionally and financially the young women wanting to pursue careers in these industries.” Sue Carter, Treasurer of Les Dames D'Escoffier, London

For more information on LDE International, please visit their website