Les Dames d'Escoffier

Les Dames d’Escoffier Call for Women Writers

The Les Dames d’Escoffier International MFK Fisher Award, presented biennially in even-numbered years, honors Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, a widely read and lauded culinary writer. Before her death in 1992, MFK Fisher personally gave her permission to Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) to present an award in her name.

Call for Les Dames d’Escoffier International Legacy Awards Nominations

Imagine working side by side with award winning masters in Vancouver’s dynamic catering scene, or during harvest at one of California’s oldest and best known family-owned wineries.Learn from a nationally prominent artisanal cheese producer in Dallas, a leading specialty produce grower and a dynamic vintner on the North Fork of Long Island or a nationally acclaimed pastry chef and television personality in a rural location outside of Chicago!This year, six Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) Legacy Awards will be given in three categories, each offered by a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier: Culinary, one hosted by Margaret Chisholm, Executive Chef, Culinary Capers Catering in Vancouver, British Columbia;  and another by Executive Chef/Partner of Tru Restaurant, Pastry Chef Gale Gand on Elawa Farm near Chicago; two Wine awards with Carolyn Wente, CEO of Wente Family Estates in Livermore, California; and one Entrepreneurship – Specialty Foods with Paula Lambert, Founder/President of The Mozzarella Cheese Company in Dallas, and one Entrepreneurship – Farm-to-Table with Ursula Massoud, owner of Paumanok Vineyards and Paulette Satur, owner of Satur Farms on Long Island, New York’s North Fork.