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…
Meet a new Dame
Sara Danesin Medio
Sara recently joined LDE London although many of you will already be familiar with her from her time on Masterchef – she was a finalist in 2011. Following the tv exposure, she developed a hugely successful Dining Club in York and has since moved back to London where she is teaching and building a list of private catering clients.
Her cooking is a celebration of both her heritage and local produce, and she describes her ethos as simplicity – and letting ingredients show to their best as simply as possible.
Despite her busy culinary life, Sara is a trained oncology nurse, and is continuing to work a day or two a week in a London hospital.