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…
Women in Food: Finding the Niche
Thursday September 21st
What is it like to be a woman entrepreneur running your own food business? What are the obstacles, pitfalls as well as the benefits of creating your own company from the ground up and calling the shots? Join four leading female food entrepreneurs as they share their stories of how they got started and how they created thriving businesses in food and drink. Hosted by Dame Julia Leonard.
18:30 – Reception
19:00-20:00 – Discussion and Q & A
227-229 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EP
Tickets: £15 via Yapsody
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.