Who We Are
We are a group of women in the culinary, beverage, and hospitality industry dedicated to honoring the women who came before us, supporting those among us, and creating paths for those to come. We are committed to philanthropy and serving our communities. To date, we have awarded $85,000 in scholarships and continuing education stipends.
Les Dames Austin is a local chapter of the nonprofit Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI). As of 2019, LDEI has roughly 2500 inspiring women members in 42 chapters across the USA, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
We are dedicated to education and volunteering. We educate on culinary excellence and entrepreneurship. We serve our communities through various philanthropic efforts and programs.
Les Dames Austin envision a world where all people appreciate and value the work and contribution of women in our industry, where women support women, and where communities create meaningful impact through serving our community.
Read more about Les Dames d'Escoffier here.