Letter from the President

Women in Food, Fine Beverages and Hospitality

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.

Currently, we have members representing all areas of the food, wine, farming and hospitality sector. These include food producers and retailers, culinary professionals in restaurants and catering, in education, publishing, marketing and journalism – both here in London, in Scotland, Wales and Ireland as well as throughout England.

All are women of impressive achievement in their fields and in their communities who offer their experience in mentoring and helping other women at the start of their careers – or, indeed, to each other within the Chapter.

We are eager to extend an invitation to new members who have been working in our industry for at least 5 years – our one stipulation of joining. We wish to expand our eclectic, vibrant and diverse membership – women who have joined not only because they want to help the less experienced and who share the philanthropic aim of Les Dames d’Escoffier International but who wish to enjoy each other’s company when we socialise and offer support upon request.

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!