ABOUT US

The Houston chapter of LDEI, chartered in 1994, presently has 40 members who actively support programming related to culinary education and philanthropy in the area.

CONTACT 

Email: ldeihouston@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP

Interested in Joining Les Dames?

Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) which is an invitation-only organization that provides an informal platform for recognized women leaders to interact and exchange ideas and experiences on a personal and professional level.

 

Criteria and procedures for electing regular members are as follows:

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Candidates for membership must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years in their respective field

  • Possess the highest qualities of professionalism

  • Committed to and active in community service

Membership nominating and acceptance procedure

  • All candidates must have 2 (two) sponsors who each complete the sponsor's form (see attached)

  • Sponsors ask candidate to confirm her interest in joining LDEI

  • Candidate confirms her interest by filling out a Candidate's Form (including her resume/bio) and sending it to her Sponsor

  • Each sponsor submits a Sponsor's Form with the Candidate's Form to the board

  • The full Board approves the number and list of candidates

  • The results of the board vote are tabulated and the nominees are advised of the results

Want to know more about how we work?

We choose to share our bylaws on our website so that we can maintain an openness about how our chapter works with all current and prospective members. Have a question? Just ask!