- Lelia Bryan, Co-Owner, Vino Venue & Atlanta Wine School
- Mallory deGolian, Food Stylist and Culinary Producer
- Shirley Hughes, Owner, Sweet Cheats
- Natalie Keng, Owner/Founder, Chinese Southern Belle
- Mandy Landefeld, Lifestyle Expert/Founder, Sumptuous Living
- Denise L. Pickett-Bernard, PhD, RDN, LDN, Assistant Dean of Nutrition, Life University
- Sarah O'Brien, Owner, Little Tart Bakeshop
- Susan Pavlin, Founder, Global Growers & The Common Market Georgia
- Christy Simo, Editor, Restaurant Informer Magazine, Executive Editor, Georgia Trend Magazine
Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) is dedicated to creating a supportive culture in the community, fostering excellence and promoting the achievement of women in hospitality professions through educational and charitable activities.
“I am in awe of the high level of talent that this organization attracts,” said Chapter President Dame Holly Chute. “Our members are leaders in food, beverage and hospitality. While each member stands out as an individual when we combine our efforts as a group, the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International is able to provide significant scholarship opportunities and grants to local partners.”
Founded in New York in 1976 by Carol Brock, a food reporter for the New York Daily News, LDEI is a membership-by-invitation, philanthropic organization that provides education, networking opportunities and scholarship support.
The LDEI Atlanta membership boasts more than 120 prominent women in career paths ranging from professional chefs, restaurateurs, caterers, farmers, food retailers, event planners, cookbook authors, food journalists and historians, winemakers and wine industry professionals, food publicists, and culinary educators to hospitality executives. For more information on Atlanta Les Dames d'Escoffier International or the chapter’s signature event, Afternoon in the Country, please visit www.ldeiatlanta.org.