A Note from Chapter President Sylvia Ganier + Upcoming Events
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
Update on our Scholarship ...
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 ...
October 2016 President’s Letter
Dear Nashville Dames,
It's a pleasure to be your new chapter president this year. To begin, I want to thank some folks:
Merijoy Rucker, past president. Thank you for being our leader last year even when you didn't feel like it. (Merijoy has undergone a courageous battle with cancer, she improves daily, and she remains on our chapter board.)
Nancy Knoepfel, past president and board member. Thank you for founding the Nashville chapter and for your dedicated service as an officer and ...
Two Dames, One CSA Box, Let’s See What Happens.
There's just no end to the creative collaboration happening among the Nashville Dames. Here's the lastest!
Dames Sylvia Ganier of Green Door Gourmet and Dame Maneet Chauhan of Chauhan Ale & Masala House have formed a win/win partnership. Sylvia's CSA will make weekly deliveries of fresh, locally-grown produce on Tuesdays to the Chauhan Kitchen, and Maneet along with Chef Aatul Jain will create specials for the weekend. Guests will see first-hand how a chef uses a CSA box in ...