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

LDE London (Les Dames d’Escoffier London) is a dynamic group of forward-thinking and successful female leaders in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. Located in the best city in the world, LDE London is a chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), a non-profit organisation which supports its communities through grants, scholarships and mentorship.

Visit our events page to learn about our events, which are open to members and many also to the general public.

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
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Letter from the President

Hello and welcome to LDE London.

For those visiting us for the first time, we hope you gain an insight into our Chapter, affiliated with the larger organisation, Les Dames d’Escoffier International.

Please take time to see what we do, get to know our membership here and consider how you can be involved in our welcoming community. We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at one of our events!

Please note – event is now sold out!

Watch for updates – event will be recorded

International Women’s Day

Food for Good: Women Changing Lives Through Food

Wednesday, March 6th at 18:30 to 20:30.  The Food Studio, Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly

Tickets: £25 – includes a welcome drink

Blood Orange Curd

Dame Catherine Sloman shares this seasonal recipe

You can easily spot a blood orange – they have a lovely distinctive dark red rind and flesh.

Brigadeiros

Dame Natalia Middleton

A sweet treat to enjoy before Lent

Food Futures

Here at LDE London, our mission is to advance and support aspiring professional women in food and beverage and we are founded on the principle of creating a supportive culture within our community through sharing knowledge; supporting our members and providing leadership, educational opportunities, and philanthropic events for the community at large.

Dames News

Huge congratulations to Dame Barbara Segall, who has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award 2023 at the Garden Media Guild Page Awards!

We always welcome donations

Donations go towards our beneficiaries – these range from food charities to educational funds for women entering the worlds of culinary arts, fine beverage or hospitality.