|Dear Sister Dames,|
Our Holiday Potluck is this Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the home of Linda Roth, 4019 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Va. LDEI President Hayley Matson-Mathes is flying in from Honolulu to join us. She is very excited to meet our DC Dames. If you haven't signed up yet, please do so as soon as possible. You should have received an email with information on how to register using SignUpGenius. A link to register follows below.
As you may remember, we increased our scholarships and grants budgets. Since Women in Gastronomy Symposium will be our biggest source of revenue this year, let's work together to bring in more participants and make it a great success. That will help us fully fund our programs and help other women achieve their goals. Please volunteer, attend and get the word out. Much appreciated!!
Wishing you and your families a wonderful, safe and blessed holiday.
Again, thank you for all you do for LDEDC.
Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or concerns.
Les Dames d'Escoffier International, Washington, D.C. Chapter
Please join us for some holiday cheer from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10 at the home of Linda Roth, 4019 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Virginia at Randolph Road. Click here to register on SignUpGenius.
Alison Ricketts gave birth to Liam Henry Ricketts on November 18. He was 6 pounds, 12 ounces and 20 inches long. Liam is our SECOND baby this year. Alison says that he is absolute perfection and they are all doing so well.
Thanks to Hill Center DC for hosting the Les Dames-WCR, November 15 forum on sexual harassment in the restaurant industry, and to Nycci Nellis for moderating the panel.
l-r Maura Judkis, reporter, The Washington Post; Clare Parker, Neighborhood Restaurant Group director of human resources; Nycci Nellis, The List Are You On It, Ruth Gresser, Pizza Paradiso, Simone Rathle, Simone Ink and Jihan Madyun, psychotherapist, owner of The Fulfillment Project.
Do your holiday shopping through LDEI's generous Affinity Program where you will find discounts on a wide range of Dames' and partner products including travel, professional services, appliances and cookware. Log in to the Members Only section on the LDEI website, www.ldei.org. then click on the Affinity Program tab at the top of the page. Happy shopping!
Our 11th biannual Women in Gastronomy symposium takes place Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Universities of Shady Grove. The symposium is our largest fundraising event. We are fortunate that over 50% of our membership participates as speakers, committee chairs and members, program organizers, demonstrators and room coordinators. We anticipate another successful event and hope even more Dames volunteer this year. Pati Jinich is our keynote speaker.
Clear your shelves for the Holidays. We will (once again) stage the ever-popular Cookbook Jumble during the Expo at WIG. Please gather all cookbooks you would like to donate and bring them to the Christmas potluck at Linda Roth's home Sunday, December 10, 4019 Lorcon Rd, Arlington, VA. Les Dames can issue a 501 (c) (3) donation confirmation for tax purposes. I will have some of the forms at the potluck. Kindly bring the books in either bags or boxes so I can transport them. If time is too short or you are not attending the potluck, contact me at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, in downtown DC, to drop them off there--or you can drop them at my home in Silver Spring if that is more convenient. I can give location details when/if you phone (202.486.4850). The NPC is at the corner of 14th and F streets, about two blocks from the White House on the 13th floor. If you would like to phone ahead, chef office is 202.662.7514. Collection will begin after the holidays.
Culinary Garage Sale, chair, Katherine Newell Smith firstname.lastname@example.org. Collection begins at our chapter's December Pot Luck this Sunday.
Please begin to sort through your bookshelves for unwanted cookbooks and your closets and cupboards for new and/or unused culinary items to donate.
Dames and non-Dames can participate in offering their goods, whether it is simply info about a restaurant with or without tastings, selling their cookbooks directly to the attendees or promoting a product. Please think about people you know who may want to exhibit. There will be a modest charge for a table at the Expo to cover costs.
Please consider offering product, gift cards, etc, to fill conference attendee goody bags. We also encourage anyone with a business to donate business cards to be included so conference attendees can learn about all the amazing businesses Dames have to offer. Items from non-Dame businesses are also welcome.
More info to come in the next Entre News!
Also, Julia Rutland is updating the Dames' Restaurant guide for the symposium, so please send her the name of your restaurant to include on our list at email@example.com. Also, please consider contributing to the conference goody bags.
HOLIDAY POT LUCK - DAMES ONLY
DATE: Sunday, December 10
TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: The home of Linda Roth, 4019 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Virginia at Randolph Road
DAMES WHO READ - DAMES-ONLY BOOK CLUB
DATE: Monday, December 11
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: the home of Drew Faulkner, 7407 Honeywell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
PRICE: Free. Beverages, Dinner, and dessert will be provided.
Book Selection: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, A Memoir of Food and Longing, by Anya von Bremzen (2014). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you plan to attend.
DAMES ONLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES an early hit! Next up/register today! If you can't attend and have reserved a spot, PLEASE cancel online and let Bonnie Benwick at email@example.com or Kristen Hartke at firstname.lastname@example.org know at least 8 hours in advance.
Chocolate Tasting with Sheilah Kaufman
DATE: Saturday, December 16, 2017
TIME: 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: 10508 Tyler Terrace, Potomac , MD 20854
PRICE: Free; 10 participants maximum
Kyle Schmitz -- How to Find the Right PR Fit
DATE: Monday, January 22, 2018
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: Indique, 3512 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
RSVP: Information coming soon
Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10,12th annual MetroCooking DC Show. Washington Convention Center, D.C. Join Carla Hall, Amy Brandwein, Amy Riolo and Sherry Yard (LA) as they host, demonstrate, present and entertain the crowd at this two-day culinary extravaganza. The will be cooking demos and book signings with chefs and food writers and samplings from over 50 local restaurants. You can also enjoy sips at the Beer, Wine and Spirits Garden and shop with hundreds of specialty food vendors in the exhibitor market place. Click here for tickets.
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Thank you for you continued interest and participation.
Katherine Newell Smith
Founding Editor, Entre News
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