The chapter is accepting member applications year-round.
To qualify for membership, in alignment with international qualifications, members and potential members must:
· Be women with at least 5 years of professional experience who demonstrate achievement, leadership, and accomplished stature in the food, beverage, nutrition, or hospitality industry.
· Support the Les Dames d’Escoffier International Mission, Vision and Basic Values.
· Meet the ethical standards in the Code of Ethics and have no undisclosed conflict of interest associated with their membership. All members will be expected to sign the conflict of interest disclosure statement.
To stay an ACTIVE member in good status, members must earn 100 member points in the categories of leadership, attendance and engagement. Points are accrued quarterly. Those not able to earn enough points will become Sustainer members. A full listing of membership points can be downloaded here.
"It means being included and accepted in a group of successful and empowered women in hospitality who can relate to me professionally and provide support to me in a variety of ways. " -- Tanya Gurrieri, owner Salthouse Catering
"Scholarships, connection to community and women helping other women.
I love the idea of picking each other up if we need it. Help each other in hard times as well as in good times. I always loved the Sisterhood of the traveling fork.
Professional development and partnerships not only in this city but all around the globe. Joining forces and belonging, affiliation with powerful women in the industry." Angie Colyer DuPree, director of culinary training, One80Place
You can ALWAYS donate to the chapter to help raise monies for scholarships or other chapter items! In fact, if you're a member, it's a good way to earn those member points!
Checks should be
Payable to Les Dames d’Escoffier Intl c/o LDEI Charleston Treasurer PO Box 22853 Charleston, SC 29413