A Note from Chapter President Sylvia Ganier + Upcoming Events

Dear Dames, How honored I am to be your new President of the amazing Nashville Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. The women comprising our chapter are truly outstanding and I am so lucky to have the opportunity to work alongside each and every one of you. Our current chapter goals are simple: (1) continue working on our processes for being a strong and vibrant chapter of philanthropic professionals, mentoring the women of the food, beverage, and hospitality community, (2) getting EACH of ...

2017 Annual Meeting Details

2017 Annual Meeting & Reception Wednesday, August 16th, 6 p.m. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel 2100 West End Ave. Cost is $32* per member payable at the event by cash, check, or card (card will be subject to a small fee)*PRICE INCLUDES SELF PARKING Join us for: Wine & Cheese Reception Keynote Speaker Agenia Clark, CEO Girl Scouts of Middle TN Annual Update from our Outgoing President, Anne Byrn Vote on New Board and Slate of Officers Chapter Business Update on our Scholarship ...

Only a Few Seats Left for Tour de Farm 2017!

Get your tickets today! LES DAMES NASHVILLE HOSTS TOUR DE FARM 2017: BEYOND THE BEND Day-long farm tour and globally inspired feast to raise funds for scholarship initiatives On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the Nashville chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier will host the first Tour de Farm, a day-long tour and dinner fundraiser that celebrates the rich farm culture of Bells Bend and surrounding areas, and benefits the Les Dames Nashville's scholarship efforts. Two events in one, Tour de Farm ...

Mayor Megan Barry announces Opportunity NOW initiative; Les Dames Nashville prepares to pitch in

This week, Mayor Megan Barry announced plans to employ 10,000 Nashville youth for the summer. Stay tuned for a unique opportunity to help Nashville Dames contribute to that goal. Here's what Barry had to say at the announcement of her effort, Opportunity NOW:

Nashville Dames attended the LDEI Annual Conference 2016 in Washington D.C.

Global Appetite Local Impact LDEI Conference Washington DC October 26-29 2016 Nashville Chapter Attendees: Anne Byrn, Sylvia Ganier, Nancy Knoepfel, Lee Towery, Nancy Vienneau Keynote: Culinary Diplomacy and Conflict Cuisine Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman of American University’s School of International Service spoke about Food as Soft Power: In non-coercive fashion, it can shape preferences, project an image, act as a form of foreign policy. The same notion that brings a ...