Join us on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland for Les Dames d’Escoffier Washington, D.C. Chapter's Twelfth Celebrating Food! Salute to Women in Gastronomy Symposium.
An all-day celebration of all things food: preparing it, savoring it, writing about it, photographing it, and so much more!
Start with a light continental breakfast. Be inspired by the culinary roads to success of our keynote speakers - Chris Ricchi of I Ricchi, Amy Brandwein of Centrolina and Ruth Gresser of Pizzeria Paradiso.
Sharpen your kitchen techniques with hands-on cooking sessions. Learn from local experts at a variety of panels, lectures and demos before and after the lunchtime EXPO!
Enjoy lunch and the spectacular Festival of Desserts while you explore the many culinary businesses and speak with the experts, purchase goodies and gifts, and add to your culinary collection from the always popular Cookbook Jumble and Culinary Garage Sale.
Afternoon sessions are followed by the culmination of a full day of all things food at the Finale reception. A tasty day indeed!
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.