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Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham

Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham Welcome to the Birmingham chapter of Les Dames D'Escoffier International! Follow us for food events in Birmingham. The community of women in food in Birmingham.

Our mission is scholarships, mentoring and service.

Operating as usual

04/25/2022
Our @deibirmingham group of volunteers welcomed two awesome nutrition students from @uab to join usat the Community Food...
04/20/2022

Our @deibirmingham group of volunteers welcomed two awesome nutrition students from @uab to join us
at the Community Food Bank Community Food Bank of AL]
today. We worked alongside other
Our @deibirmingham group of
volunteers welcomed two awesome
nutrition students from @uab to join us at the Community Food Bank Community Food Bank of AL] today. We worked alongside other
volunteers to pack boxes that will feed 360 food-insecure families in central
Alabama. We love volunteering here! And
this is Volunteer Appreciation Week.
That's why we're looking so fancy. to pack boxes that will feed
360 food-insecure families in central Alabama. We love volunteering here! And
this is Volunteer Appreciation Week.
That's why we're looking so fancy.

May these days of reflection allow the best values ​​of solidarity, love, peace and justice to be reborn in us.
04/17/2022

May these days of reflection allow the best values ​​of solidarity, love, peace and justice to be reborn in us.

Giving back to our community with the incredible help of friends and the two most adorable hard worker kids.
03/16/2022

Giving back to our community with the incredible help of friends and the two most adorable hard worker kids.

#repostThe Birmingham chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a professional organization of women in food-relat...
03/12/2022

#repost
The Birmingham chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a professional organization of women in food-related fields, has awarded more than $85,000 in entrepreneurial grants to women-owned businesses and scholarships to female students since its inception of 2013.

The non-profit group is at it again this year, offering two grants of up to $5,000 each to two woman-owned businesses in Alabama that deal with food, beverage, hospitality, food-related manufacturing or farming. The deadline to apply is March 21. To apply, visit www.ldeibirmingham.org.

"We are all about women helping women," said Susan Swagler, immediate past president and a founding member of the Birmingham Les Dames chapter. "We are funding the future of food in Alabama, and we are doing it by helping other women in our industries succeed."

Past grant recipients have included a Birmingham bar owner who used the grant to buy patio furniture so she could serve customers outside during the pandemic; a Birmingham restaurant owner who used funding to pay her staff instead of laying them off during the pandemic; and a Birmingham beverage manufacturer who used the grant to buy an important piece of equipment to grow her business.  

The group develops funding for the entrepreneurial grants and college scholarships, including a scholarship in partnership with Fiesta, Inc. for young women in the local Hispanic community, through its annual fundraiser Southern Soiree Champagne & Fried Chicken, which is a drive-through, pick-up gourmet picnic with food prepared by members. This year, it will be held at Pepper Place Market on Oct. 2. The event also helps fund scholarships for two female campers to attend Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s summer camp in downtown Birmingham and send Alabama high school ProStart culinary contest winners to travel to the ProStart national competition every year.   

"Whether we are volunteering at the Food Bank or working on the Champagne & Fried Chicken fundraiser, we come together as one," said Swagler. "When we say we are funding the future of food in Alabama, that’s our aim, and we’re doing it by partnering with other women." #StrongHER #WomensHistoryMonth

Dames supporting Dames!🤜🏻✨🤛🏻Birmingham Dame Ashley McMakin hosted Charleston Dame, Carrie Morey of Callie’s Hot Little B...
03/11/2022

Dames supporting Dames!
🤜🏻✨🤛🏻
Birmingham Dame Ashley McMakin hosted Charleston Dame, Carrie Morey of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, at her Homewood location today. They were even filming for Carrie’s show, How She Rolls.

So fun!!!

#womeninfood #womensupportingwomen #biscuits #pimientocheese #howsherollstv #ashleymacs #fridayfun #damessupportdames
@ashley_mcmakin @carriebaileymorey @christiana.roussel @ldeibirmingham @ldeicharleston

#Repost @ashleymacs ・・・We can’t wait for this fun event at our Homewood location! This Friday, March 11th from 11-1, @ca...
03/10/2022

#Repost @ashleymacs
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We can’t wait for this fun event at our Homewood location! This Friday, March 11th from 11-1, @carriebaileymorey owner of @callieshotlittlebiscuit will join us again for a book signing of her new cookbook! We will have samples of her biscuits with our chicken salad- perfect combo!

Tag your cookbook loving friends and join us!

LDEI Birmingham Chapter wish to all women in the World a Happy Women’s Day. “Gender equality today for a sustainable tom...
03/08/2022

LDEI Birmingham Chapter wish to all women in the World a Happy Women’s Day. “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow “.

Oh what a night! The first annual Community Food Bank of Central Alabama gala is under way. Our chapter is THRILLED to p...
03/06/2022

Oh what a night!
The first annual Community Food Bank of Central Alabama gala is under way.
Our chapter is THRILLED to partner with and support the important work they are doing.
#womeninfood #womeninwine #womensupportingwomen #thefutureoffood

A huge shout-out to our fellow dame, Kristal Bryant, on the new K & J’s Elegant Pastries location in Uptown Birmingham!#...
02/26/2022

A huge shout-out to our fellow dame, Kristal Bryant, on the new K & J’s Elegant Pastries location in Uptown Birmingham!

#womeninfood #womensupportingwomen #birmingham #alabama #uptown #ldei #ldeibhm #femaleownedbusiness #blackownedbusiness #blackfemaleentrepreneurs

THIS.This is who we are and what we do.We are women in food, wine & hospitality who support other women in these industr...
02/17/2022

THIS.
This is who we are and what we do.
We are women in food, wine & hospitality who support other women in these industries through grants, scholarships, mentoring and volunteering.
Once a month, some of our members gather at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama to help sort and pack boxes of food donations for those in need.
This is a partnership which yields success for all and we are proud of it.
#womeninfood #womeninwine #womeninhospitality #womensupportingwomen #birmingham #alabama #ldei #ldeibhm #volunteer #grants #scholarships #mentor #support #IamAdame #damessupportingdames

#Repost @erinisbell_realtysouth with @make_repost・・・Spent the morning with some of my favorite women assembling these Va...
02/12/2022

#Repost @erinisbell_realtysouth with @make_repost
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Spent the morning with some of my favorite women assembling these Valentine boxes for @ldeibirmingham - we are sold out for this event, but go check out our organization and it’s mission!! #womenentrepreneurs #womensupportingwomen #supportlocalbusiness

Yep, this cool entrepreneur is one of our members. Just how we roll! 🥃 #whoweare #womeninfood #barowner #masterclass #qu...
02/10/2022

Yep, this cool entrepreneur is one of our members.
Just how we roll! 🥃
#whoweare #womeninfood #barowner #masterclass #queenspark #neonmoon #birmingham #alabama #downtownbirmingham
@queensparkbham @neonmoonbham
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My masterclass article is live! 🥸
Click the link in my bio to check out my and Madeleine’s @thegoodlifecoaching article on Diageo Bar Academy @diageobarac about hiring, training, and retaining staff 👩‍💻
And check out these photos from the World Class @worldclass global finals 🌎

❤️❤️❤️A HUGE thank you to the 75+ supporters who made donations-for-sweet treats baskets! Pick up is THIS Saturday morni...
02/08/2022

❤️❤️❤️A HUGE thank you to the 75+ supporters who made donations-for-sweet treats baskets!

Pick up is THIS Saturday morning at Pepper Place Market❤️❤️❤️.

Stay tuned for future opportunities to support our chapter, and the important work we do.

Time is running out to order your Sweet Treats Valentine’s Box!A $25 donation to our chapter (via link our bio) will sec...
02/01/2022

Time is running out to order your Sweet Treats Valentine’s Box!
A $25 donation to our chapter (via link our bio) will secure a box of chef-made treats from out most talented members.
Pick -up is Saturday February 12th at Pepper Place Saturday Market. Deadline to order is February 10th!
#womeninfood #ldei #birmingham #alabama #ldeihbm #fundthefuture #scholarships #grants #donations #valentinesday#pepperplace

This is what we do! As women in the food, wine & hospitality industries, we support others in their endeavors as well. I...
01/30/2022

This is what we do!
As women in the food, wine & hospitality industries, we support others in their endeavors as well.
If you’re a business looking to support our chapter, slide into our DMs and we’ll connect in-person.
If you’re interested in applying for one of our grants or scholarships, head over to our website (link in bio) for the application (due March 7th!)
#womeninfood #womensupportingwomen #birmingham #alabama #ldei #ldeibhm

WHOOP WHOOP! We’ll see y’all at Pepper Place Market tomorrow morning!
01/22/2022

WHOOP WHOOP!
We’ll see y’all at Pepper Place Market tomorrow morning!

Membership has it’s privileges - like informational webinars featuring women in food doing really cool things! This one ...
01/05/2022

Membership has it’s privileges - like informational webinars featuring women in food doing really cool things!

This one with @joancoukos @cookingwjulie & @stacey.ballis will highlight making a career shift to FINALLY follow your passion.

(Members, click the link we’ll add in stories to register!)

#ldei #womeninfood #followyourpassion #justdoit

A huge thank you to Martine’s Wines for partnering with us for this year’s Champagne & Fried Chicken! Martine’s Wines wa...
12/09/2021

A huge thank you to Martine’s Wines for partnering with us for this year’s Champagne & Fried Chicken! Martine’s Wines was founded in 1979 by Martine Saunier, a co-founder of the San Francisco chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, who has played a pivotal role in the evolution of the wine industry in the United States as an importer. The company has always had a laser focus on quality, providing a distinguishes portfolio of wines, both old world and new, with distribution from coast to coast. Thank you, @martineswines! #howwefundthefuture #ldei #ldeibirmingham #lesdamesintl

A big thank you to Louis Graffeo, a beloved and much-admired member of the Birmingham food community, and his team who p...
12/08/2021

A big thank you to Louis Graffeo, a beloved and much-admired member of the Birmingham food community, and his team who partnered with us to produce our Champagne & Fried Chicken fundraiser. It would not have been possible without him. Thank you so much, Louis! #howwefundthefuture #ldei #ldeibirmingham #lesdamesintl

Thank you, thank you to Ketel One for partnering with to produce one of the two craft cocktails that were created for Ch...
12/07/2021

Thank you, thank you to Ketel One for partnering with to produce one of the two craft cocktails that were created for Champagne & Fried Chicken. This drink—a citrusy, fresh vodka-based cocktail—was created by Dame Rachael Roberts and was wonderfully light and delicious. Thank you, @ketelone! #howwefundthefuture #ldei #ldeibirmingham #lesdamesintl #KetelOneVodka #KetelOne

Tremendous thanks to George Dickel Tennessee Whisky for partnering with us to produce one of the craft cocktails for Cha...
12/02/2021

Tremendous thanks to George Dickel Tennessee Whisky for partnering with us to produce one of the craft cocktails for Champagne & Fried Chicken. If you tasted Dame Jessica Bennett’s dark, slightly sweet old-fashioned, you know what a treat this was. Thank you, @georgedickel for helping us share this wonderfully boozy drink featuring your award-winning whiskies! #howwefundthefuture #ldei #ldeibirmingham #lesdamesintl

Thank you so much to Eastaboga Bee Company, which provided the delicious honey in this year’s Champagne & Fried Chicken ...
11/29/2021

Thank you so much to Eastaboga Bee Company, which provided the delicious honey in this year’s Champagne & Fried Chicken baskets! In addition to their wonderful honey, harvested in Eastaboga, Alabama, they also offer variety of honey products. You can order from their online shop or look for them at @marketatpepperplace. Thank you so much, @eastabogabeecompany #howwefundthefuture #ldei #ldeibirmingham #lesdamesintl #alabamahoney #rawhoney #honey #honeybee #beehive #beekeeping

Yes! We all need to power through the holidays!
11/23/2021

Yes! We all need to power through the holidays!

Another person we absolutely must thank is Joe DeSciose, the wonderful photographer who has beautifully photographed Cha...
11/19/2021

Another person we absolutely must thank is Joe DeSciose, the wonderful photographer who has beautifully photographed Champagne & Fried Chicken for the past two years as well as previous fundraisers for us. He always captures the spirit of our events, and we are lucky to have such amazing photos to share! Thank you so much, @joe_desciose! #howwefundthefuture #ldei #ldeibirmingham #lesdamesintl

A great volunteer day the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama @feedingal We worked with other friends to pack 450 Tha...
11/18/2021

A great volunteer day the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama @feedingal We worked with other friends to pack 450 Thanksgiving boxes. #dogood #ldei #ldeibirmingham #community

Thank you to Evan’s Meats and Son of a Butcher for partnering with us to produce this year’s Champagne & Fried Chicken. ...
11/17/2021

Thank you to Evan’s Meats and Son of a Butcher for partnering with us to produce this year’s Champagne & Fried Chicken. Both of these family-owned businesses have a deep commitment to providing top-notch, unique beef, pork, fish, cheese, and specialty products delivered with integrity while also respecting the animals and environment. Evan’s Meats provides products to local restaurants while Son of a Butcher, a storefront borne out of the shock the Covid-19 pandemic brought to the restaurant industry, now provides those same amazing products for the at-home cook. Thank you, @evansmeatsandseafood and @thesonofabutcher_bham! #howwefundthefuture #ldei #ldeibirmingham #lesdamesintl

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better kombucha Nancy Legg you are a fabulous lady, I’m so proud to be your Sister…awesome tasting, Thank You!!Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham Southern GrazeMaureen Groark Holt
Our inaugural Feast for Hope Gala is one week from tomorrow! We're thrilled to be partnering with the Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham on this unforgettable event. We have a limited number of tickets available- get yours at the link below! https://give.feedingal.org/give/358075/#!/donation/checkout #FeedingAL #Community #FeastforHope
On March 5th we will hold our inaugural Feast for Hope Gala. It will feature a unique culinary experience on the grounds of the Community Food Bank in our warehouse featuring creative cuisine from members of the extraordinary Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham. This unique and unforgettable event supports the Community Food Bank’s mission to not only feed our neighbors in need but collaborate to find the solutions to end hunger right here in central Alabama. We will highlight the generous partners in the coming weeks who have given their incredible support. #FeedingAL #FeastForHope #Community
Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham Check this out y’all!!! Sweet Treats for your honey!#southerngraze #lesdamesdescoffier #pepperlacemarket Southern GrazeMaureen Groark Holt
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Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham So much fun with the most AMAZING women on the planet! #chickenandchampagne #southerngraze #lesdamesescoffierbirmingham
Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham Date Night Raffle Ticket Entry ends today at 5:00 p.m.! Buy $25 ticket for chance to win $100 Gift Cert to any of our Member Restaurants! Enter Now: https://www.birminghamrestaurants.com/Calendar/Event/General/1122945
Birmingham Restaurants giving away Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham Champagne & Fried Chicken Basket! Enter Now: https://www.birminghamrestaurants.com/Calendar/Event/General/1125875 Also giving $100 Gift Certificate in Date Night Raffle. Buy Ticket: https://www.birminghamrestaurants.com/Calendar/Event/General/1122945
🌟#NowPartner GIVEAWAY: Feeling a picnic lunch with a side of champagne? Thanks to the Champagne & Fried Chicken charity event, you could win the perfect picnic basket filled with handmade treats, sweets and bubbly all courtesy of Birmingham based chefs and vendors. This event, hosted by Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham, + us at Bham Now are teaming up to give away one of these beautiful baskets for FREE. Here's what’s in our basket: (value $150) 👇 🧺1 picnic basket for two including: -Southern Fried Chicken or Vegetable Frittata -New Potato Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette and Fresh Herbs -Autumn Salad with Kale, Butternut Squash, and Lemon-Balsamic Vinaigrette -Sour Cream Biscuits -Fresh pear and Weybridge organic cheese from The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm -Honey from Eastaboga Bee Company -Apple Galette 🍾1 bottle of chilled champagne 💐Fresh flowers 🙌 LIVE MUSIC, FOOD & FUN: The Champagne and Fried Chicken fundraiser is happening October 3 from 3-5PM at Pepper Place, and you won’t want to miss this! Pick up your basket at their socially distanced drive-thru on site and take your picnic to-go, or stick around and enjoy live music at the event ​​🎶 They’ll also feature cocktail kits, raffles, and cooking classes up for grabs when you give an extra donation. Grab your tickets for baskets and more at the Champagne & Fried Chicken event site here. 👋 . 👏 ABOUT THE LES DAMES D’ESCOFFIER FOUNDATION: Les Dame d’Escoffier is a worldwide organization of women whose mission is to inspire, advance and support women in the food, beverage and hospitality industries to achieve excellence in leadership and philanthropy. Learn more about their foundation by visiting their website at www.ldei.org . WIN 🎉: To enter, like Bham Now - Birmingham’s modern media + Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham, like this post and tag your picnic buddy below. More tags = more entries. We’ll announce the lucky winner on September 28. . 🌟GOOD LUCK, BHAM!🌟
A year of yummy food!!! We are selling raffle tickets. Here is the link! Thank you for supporting us! Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham
Thank you so much to Les Dames d'Escoffier, Birmingham for volunteering last week! They volunteer here every month to pack boxes of food or do whatever else needs to be done. This month, they packed Tetris-like boxes of pasta, fruits, tuna, veggies, peanut butter, beans, snack bars, and more for food-insecure families in our area. They said it best: "Volunteering at the Food Bank is a great way to spend a morning or an afternoon, and it's a wonderful exercise for companies and organizations--lots of cooperation and camaraderie." Thank you, Dames!! #FeedingAL #FeedCentralAL #BhamFood #ldeibirmingham #ldeigratitude