Les Dames d’Escoffier International, San Diego Chapter

LDEI, SD is comprised of local women leaders who strive to create a supportive culture in our community to achieve excellence in careers related to food, beverage, hospitality, nutrition, food technology, food journalism and communications, art of the table, farming, and other fields related to these disciplines, in keeping with the Society’s mission. To do this, members of the LDEI, SD provide leadership and educational opportunities, and host programs and philanthropic events throughout the year.

2015-2016 Board Members

President: Karen Contreras
1st Vice President: Teresa Palzkill
2nd Vice President: Open
3rd Vice President: Kate McDevitt
Treasurer: Brenda Hollis
Secretary: Open
Immediate Past President: Carol Blomstrom

Becoming a member of LDEI, San Diego Chapter

Membership to Les Dames d’Escoffier is by invitation only. Each prospective member must be recommended and sponsored by active  Dames who are currently in good standing in the San Diego chapter. The number of candidates accepted each year is limited.

To be eligible for consideration, potential candidates must be professional women of achievement who have been actively engaged for a minimum of five years in careers related to food, wine, and hospitality.

With the membership process held once per year in the spring, potential candidates who meet this criteria are encouraged to attend several of our events, as a guest of a Dame. Click here to see our upcoming events.