We are pleased to announce that our Dame Joan Nathan is the recipient of the Grand Dame Award!!!!!!!
As the 13th recipient of the international honor, Grande Dame Joan will receive her well deserved honor at a gala dinner this fall at the LDEI conference in Charleston on October 31.
Although Grande Dame Joan really needs no introduction, it is her lifetime professional achievements, her charitable and community contributions within the culinary industry that have culminated in capturing this prestigious new title.
In addition to being inducted into the James Bears Foundation's Who's Who in American Food and Beverage, her beloved cookbooks have won numerous awards ranging from IACP to James Beard.
She has been invited by the White House to consult on Passover Seder Meals and continues to be a most sought after consultant on Jewish cookery throughout the world.
We are so honored that the Grande Dame designation has been bestowed on one of our own and with that we say congratulations Grande Dame Joan, you are an inspiration to us all!
More information and the press release to follow.
Les Dames d'Escoffier DC
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.