Chef Nikky’s Announcement for A Dame Good Party

Chef Nikky’s Announcement for A Dame Good Party

Don’t miss chef Nikky’s announcement for A Dame Good Party

We’re gonna have a lot of fun at A Dame Good Party, a benefit on March 5, 2017, for the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. Watch the video for Chef Nikky’s big announcement for the event! All for an amazing cause: to raise funds for scholarships for women chefs in Dallas, Texas!

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What is it?

The Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI Dallas) hosts their annual fundraising event each spring featuring food, wine and fine beverage that showcase local female chefs, farmers, winemakers and fine beverage producers. Plus, this year, we are honored to host a fantastic group of female winemakers and winery owners as our special guests.

Through event ticket sales, as well as fund raising opportunities, i.e. sponsorships, raffles and auction items, the funds raised by the annual event will be distributed to scholarship endowments that benefit qualified female applicants who have chosen careers in the culinary, wine, fine beverage and hospitality industries.

When and where is it?

The celebration will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 6pm-9pm with advance admittance for our sponsors and special guests at Sixty Five Hundred Event Space.

Who is it?

Les Dames d’Escoffier International is the only organization of its kind: a worldwide, 501(c)3 non-profit, philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine wine and beverage, and hospitality. The invitation-only membership, composed of 36 autonomous chapter chapters across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of food, fine wine and beverage, and hospitality.  LDEI Dallas was formed in 1984 and includes a select group of some of the finest and most distinguished women in their fields, working throughout our North Texas community.

LDEI is an international organization of women leaders who create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the culinary, fine beverage, hospitality and food professions. To do this members share knowledge, support members and provide leadership, educational opportunities and philanthropic events for the larger North Texas community.

Who is it for?

Since the inception of LDEI over $9 million has been donated to women furthering their education and training through scholarships and endowments. Since its founding LDEI Dallas has donated over $1,250,000 in endowments, scholarships, and grants to women furthering their education and training in the culinary fields. With monies raised from our annual fundraiser, LDEI Dallas now has $568,000 in permanent endowments and annually awards money and scholarships to diverse projects that support the goals of our organization including:

  • The University of Texas
  • University of North Texas
  • El Centro Community College
  • Collin County Community College
  • Tarrant County College SE Campus
  • Greater Dallas Restaurant Association-Pro Start Program
  • American Institute of Wine and Food’s Days of Taste Program

What has been said?

The Les Dames Scholarship for me was opportunity to be connected to something bigger than myself. I was immediately welcomed in fellowship and mentorship with a family of women who seek to not just be great women, but to give greatness to others through their work, their efforts, and their example. Les Dames D’ Escoffier scholarship helped me to garner a more fervent focus on endeavors resembling those like of the women of Les Dames d’Escoffier. That as a woman, in my everyday walk, I should use, yes, their gift of scholarship to me but also my own gifts as resources to “pay it forward!”, if you will, and give greatness to others, willingly with passion & love and in a phenomenal way to better and change the lives of those within my growing reach!!

Stephanie Southall
Culinary Student
El Centro Community College
Les Dames d’Escoffier Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter Scholarship Winner 2016

Video Transcript:

Okay, so I’m here with
one of our featured chefs
for A Dame Good Party,
Chef Nikky with Asian Mint.
Hi. Hi.
I’m so excited to be
at A Dame Good Party,
March 5th at 65 Event Space
across from the Love Field Airport,
but I’m excited to tell you
what we’re gonna be featuring
which is gonna be a Kobe beef Asian style.
If you’re curious, you wanna come see–
Come join us.
Absolutely, see you there.


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