We'll be discussing the varied and complex issues involved in nutrition and aging, including food access and security; the unique needs of older adults; available programs and services; optimal dietary and exercise factors to support healthful living, and more. Registration in advance is required to receive the zoom link. Click here to register.
Meet our panelists:
Sheryl Hoehner has worked as a registered dietitian in the USDA’s Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, at Johns Hopkins University Children’s Hospital and then for the U.S. Army. She has also taught nutrition and cooking classes in local grocery stores, for senior centers and for corporations and individuals of all ages. Currently, her private nutrition practice, Hoehner Health and Wellness, provides a variety of nutrition services including consultations for assisted living facilities for senior care.
Rose Clifford is the Senior Nutrition Advisor for Iona Senior Services in Tenleytown, DC. Her work focuses on food access, advocacy, and education to help older adults live their best lives in their own homes and communities. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and community healthcare professional.
Paulette Thompson is a retired nutritionist/dietitian. She has worked in the supermarket industry, in public health, and maintained a private practice. In retirement, she volunteers for an aging in place program, helping people by grocery shopping and cooking meals.
The program is free to all but a $5 donation is welcome, and will go toward our fund for grants and scholarships for women in culinary fields.
We are honored to present a special Lunar New Year dinner at Chang Chang. It will be the restaurant’s final Chinese new year celebration of the season so you don't want to miss it!
Chang Chang, 1200 19th St. NW, Washington DC
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024
5:30 PM Welcome drink
6:00 PM Dinner
The ticket price of $115 includes a welcome cocktail/mocktail drink, a four-course dinner and remarks by Dame Janet Cam and Chang Chang director of events and Dame Jen Lin-Liu about the holiday and its traditional Lion Dance. Optional wine pairing is available; when you register, please indicate if you want the pairing. Payment for the wine pairing will be due at the restaurant. Ticket price of $115 includes tax and gratuities.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click here to buy your tickets.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go towards grants and scholarships for women in the DMV in the culinary fields.
We've gathered experts from our Les Dames DC chapter and elsewhere to enhance your chocolate knowledge just in time for Valentine's Day. Please be sure to register in advance so we can email you to zoom link. Here's what to expect:
Winnette Ambrose McIntosh, owner of Souk Bakery in DC, will highlight Trinidad’s contributions in the world of chocolate.
Sheilah Kaufman, cookbook editor and author, will fill you in the surprising cultural connection between Jews and chocolate.
Fran Costigan, vegan cookbook author, will guide you to the best options for vegan chocolate.
Carolyn Crow, former pastry chef and chocolatier, will offer a primer on how to choose the right chocolate (while you could be nibbling on a sample from her recommended list!).
Rabia Kamara, owner of Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets in Richmond, Va., will demo one of her favorite recipes.
Your registration confirmation will include a list of Carolyn's favorite chocolates, so you can buy a few in advance to sample during her presentation! This session is free for all! But if you're in a giving mood....a $5 donation will help support our mission to nurture the careers of women in the culinary, hospitality, and related communication disciplines. Thank you!
Join us for an afternoon at the award-winning regenerative winery, The Vineyards at Dodon.
We’ll learn about the environmentally sensitive farming practices, visit the sheep gardeners,
tour the winemaking facility, and taste the signature wines --
paired with locally sourced charcuterie and cheese.
Participants will receive an exclusive 30% off any bottles purchased after the tour.
Tickets are $70 per person and are limited to 18 people total - so sign up now!
Click here to buy your tickets!
Join us in our FREE crowd source-style session where we'll be sharing tips and offering strategies for holiday and winter entertaining.
Among the topics we'll be tackling:
simple kitchen tips
favorite seasonal dishes
beverage recipes/wine recommendations
social media/photographic advice
tried-and-true party organization
seasonal charities and nonprofit opportunities
even a good smattering of lessons-learned "don'ts"
We expect this to be a lively, interactive online presentation that highlights some of the many skills, talents, and the expertise Dames have to offer. So register to join us and spread the word!
Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants a few days before the event.
Click here to register.
We hope you will join us on November 15th for this fascinating online presentation. Find out how Black Marylanders made sauerkraut their own, learn about beaten biscuits, and much more! Holiday foods are even more satisfying when you get a taste of the history behind them. Registration in advance is required. Click here to register!
Join us on Thursday evening, Oct. 19, from 6:30-7:45 pm for an online deep dive into bean cookery with Kim O'Donnel, a respected vegetable cookbook author and longtime proponent of healthful eating. The veteran chef-instructor will share her expertise and tips related to the wonderful world of legumes, her favorite varieties, and old and new ways of preparing them. A former food writer for The Washington Post and several other newspapers big and small, Kim was the first Meatless Monday blogger. Most recently, she served as recipe editor for the forthcoming cookbook from Philadelphia chefs Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook. The thing she is most proud of in recent years: going to Poland in April 2022 as a World Central Kitchen Volunteer cooking for Ukrainian refugees. Free for Dames, $25 for the general public.
Registration required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants a few days before the event.
Click here to register!
Join us for a day of learning and community building with Les Dames DC!
Meet the DMV's leading women in food, beverage, and hospitality
as they share their expertise in advocacy, content creation, and kitchen wisdom.
Participants include Joan Nathan, Tambra Raye Stevenson, Jamie Leeds,
Bonnie Moore, Mary Beth Albright, Amy Brandwein, Susan Barocas, Charissa Benjamin, and many more. Proceeds of this generously sponsored forum, held at DC’s historic National Union Building,
will go toward supporting women and women-led food-related organizations
in the DC area, through grants, mentoring, and scholarships. Advance registration required.
Click here to register. Click here to learn more about the full day of activities.
Mark your calendar for a day of learning and community building with Les Dames DC!
Bringing It to the Table: Talk. Taste. Transform.
Meet the DMV's leading women in food, beverage, and hospitality as they share their expertise in advocacy, content creation, and kitchen wisdom. Participants include Joan Nathan, Tambra Raye Stevenson, Jamie Leeds, Bonnie Moore, Mary Beth Albright, Amy Brandwein, Susan Barocas, Charissa Benjamin, and many more. Proceeds of this generously sponsored forum, held at DC’s historic National Union Building, will go toward supporting women and women-led food-related organizations in the DC area, through grants, mentoring, and scholarships.
EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 15. Stay tuned for more details.
Please join us for a virtual conversation
Vegan Means Business: Embracing Plant Power
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 | 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Click here for your tickets!
Cost: General Admission $25, Free for Members of Les Dames d'Escoffier International. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants a week before the event.
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.