• Philanthropy/Grant Committee: Helps coordinate weekly food runs, the annual holiday dinner for the homeless, and our annual garden dig for Posada Esperanza.

  • Scholarship Committee: Organizes, reviews, and awards culinary scholarships and educational stipends.

  • Programs Committee: Executes spring and fall meetings, the annual fundraiser, and monthly events.

  • Membership Committee: Oversees the membership experience, thanking engaged members, supporting new members, and touching base with inactive members.

  • Finance Committee: Oversees annual budget.

Honored Community Members:

These are non-Dame women who have contributed to our industry and we have recognized for their efforts.

  • Carol Ann Sayle – owner/farmer at Boggy Creek Farm

  • Virginia Wood* – restaurant critic and food editor of The Austin Chronicle from 1992-2016


As of 2019, we are proud to have 112 amazing women in Central Texas as members of Les Dames Austin. Below our active membership, you will also find mentions of our Honorary Dames and Emeritus Dames.