Becoming A Member


Thank you for your interest in being considered for Membership in Les Dames d’Escoffier Seattle.  

Les Dames d’Escoffier Seattle (LDES) is an organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality whose mission is education, advocacy and philanthropy.

LDES will be accepting new Membership Applications late August 2024.  Please note that the applications here are informational only and may be modified prior to the next application window. 

2024Les Dames d'Escoffier Seattle Membership Application Spring.doc

2024 Letter of Support for Membership Final.doc


Criteria For Consideration to Membership

1.     A woman who has achieved professional stature in the area of food, wine and fine beverages, hospitality, or related industries, with a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience.

2.    Currently directly employed in her chosen field.    

3.     Dedicated to the education and advancement of, and assistance to, women in these fields, including current Chapter members, scholarship recipients, and others.

4.     Committed to active participation in Chapter activities, involvement in committees and support of fundraising efforts.

5.     Willing to support and work for the purposes of the Chapter through its Bylaws and Standing Rules, as well as the purposes of Les Dames d’Escoffier International.

6.     A person of integrity, not using the organization for personal gain or profit.






How To Apply

  • Please attend our open meetings and activities. This is one of the best ways for you to get to know us as an organization prior to your completing the application. These meetings are posted on our calendar.
  • Applications are due April 5, 2024
  • Applicants are required to submit a letter of support from a current LDES members whom they have known in a professional capacity for a minimum of 3 months. List of current members.
  •  Submit completed application packet on or before the deadline to
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