Welcome to Les Dames d'Escoffier Des Moines Chapter

We help women in food, beverage, and hospitality industries succeed, while promoting and enhancing sustainable food systems, and working to ensure food security to all people. This year's fundraiser to help in our mission is on September 19, 2019. Just Eat It": A Food Waste Story. Join us for an evening of fun, food, and film as we explore ways to reduce food waste at home and in our community. Tickets are $65 (includes food and drink ticket) and proceeds benefit LDEI Greater Des Moines Scholarship Fund. Click here for more information. Screen Shot 2019-08-08 at 4.06.46 PM

Membership includes restaurateurs, chefs, caterers, nutritionists, retailers, magazine editors, marketers, and more.

Who we are

Come by and say hello, we gather regularly to share food and sisterhood, brainstorm ideas, and have a whole lot of fun.

Network with us

Take advantage of our scholarship programs or events to raise awareness and help fund local causes.

How we can help

Your Donations Help

For more than 35 years, the women of Les Dames d’Escoffier have nurtured the careers of women seeking to enter the culinary, hospitality, and related communications disciplines – or assist those already in these fields who wish to continue their professional training and education.

By supporting LDEI Des Moines, you are contributing to a scholarship fund that helps the next generation of young women realize their career aspirations