Join us for Our Luscious Planet, Virtual Cooking with Chefs from Around the World, Every Wednesday in June at 7pm
Take a culinary journey of Our Luscious Planet hosted by the Washington, D.C. Chapter of Les Dames d’ Escoffier. We’ll travel via Zoom each Wednesday in June to a new corner of our globe, unlocking the mysteries of exotic ingredients and novel cooking techniques. Led by five celebrated chefs, renowned cookbook authors and expert culinary instructors, guests will be whisked away on a virtual tour, complete with in-depth cooking demonstrations and expert wine or bespoke cocktail pairings from a member sommelier or mixologist.
These demonstration classes offer a chance for you to sit back, take notes and ask questions in real time as you watch a pro at work. Recipes will be sent to you before each session. Get your tickets early--don’t let the journey begin without you!
MAKE A DONATION! FOR EVERY $5 DOLLARS YOU DONATE YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT OF A RAFFLE TICKET. AS PART OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, YOU CAN DESIGNATE THE RAFFLE BOX THAT INTERESTS YOU. THERE WILL BE FIVE RAFFLES, ONE FOR EACH SESSION.
Each virtual excursion will feature a hand-selected gourmet gift box of native spices and sundries to be raffled off. Thank you raffle tickets will be available for metropolitan DC/MD/VA area residents. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the conclusion of each workshop and the winning ticket holder will be notified by email. Check out photos of the raffle boxes below!
Proceeds from Our Luscious Planet will benefit our fundraiser partner, Thrive DC, as well as Les Dames DC's grants and scholarships programs for women in the culinary arts. Thrive DC's meal program and re-entry program meets the needs of vulnerable women in the District of Columbia. There couldn’t be a more worthy organization for us to support.
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GREECE June 2, Maria Kopsidas, Owner of Cookology Cooking School
All Things Phyllo, Learn the Ancient Art of Creating Phyllo Dough Pastries (Lacto-ovo vegetarian)
ISRAEL June 9, Joan Nathan, Cookbook Author and PBS Series Host
From Israel with Love, Joan Nathan’s Home-Cooked Favorites (Pescatarian)
IRAN June 16, Najmieh Batmanglij, Cookbook Author and Culinary Instructor
Nush e-Joon, May Your Soul Be Nourished
THE PHILIPPINES June 23, Chef Evelyn Bunoan
From Start to Finish: A Quintessential Three-Course Meal of The Philippines
LITHUANIA June 30, Chef Justė Židelytė
Garden to Table, a Lithuanian Feast of Summer Produce (Lacto-vegetarian)
COST: Individual classes are $35 and the entire five series package may be purchased for $140, a discount of 20%.
You only need to purchase one ticket per session per household. Ticket sales are final and will not be refunded. If necessary, email us no later than 2 days in advance of the class (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will assist you in applying your credit to another session. If you wish to transfer your zoom link to a friend or family member please notify us in advance.
LOGISTICS: All global cooking classes are held via Zoom, and you will receive instructions for logging in via email after registering. Please download the Zoom application in advance.
Cooking classes are recorded, and you will receive the link to the recording within a week after the class takes place. The link will be available for two weeks. As part of the registration process you will be asked to acknowledge that your face may be recorded, if your personal video screen is on when the meeting is in speaker mode.
Les Dames DC and Thrive DC are partners on the fundraiser, Our Luscious Planet. Thrive DC's programs for women going through hard times will benefit from the fundraiser proceeds as well as Les Dames DC's culinary grants and scholarship programs for women.
Les Dames d'Escoffier
LDEI is the premier organization of influential professional women who are committed to the advancement of education and philanthropy in food, beverage and hospitality for the good of the global community.