A Global Celebration of Women and Food -- Presented by Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) Philadelphia Chapter

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Restaurant School, 4207 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Join the Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) Philadelphia Chapter for a A Global Celebration Of Women and Food where you will have the opportunity to meet renowned cookbook author, TV personality and current Grand Dame, Nathalie Dupree, who will serve as keynote speaker and sign copies of her new book, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.

The Symposium presenters include:

  • Flavor expert, Marcia Pelchat (Monell Chemical Senses Center)
  • Amy Hoopes, Chief Marketing Officer, EVP, Global Sales of Wente Family Estates Vineyards
  • Dame Angie Brown hosts a panel featuring Chef Tia McDonald (The Vetri Foundation for Children) and Delilah Winder on Breaking the Color Barrier in the Kitchen
  • Local legend Chef Georges Perrier and Charlotte Calmels (Bibou) are panelists for Women and Their Role in the French Kitchen, led by Chef Michèle Haines of the Spring Mill Café
  • Chef Marta Quintana who will teach a hands-on Cuban Cooking class

Gluten free/vegan baking is also on the menu, served up with a special appearance by Jason Roberts from The Chew. Event chair Aliza Green, one of Philly’s foremost female culinarians, will be signing her latest book, Making Artisan Pasta, recently named one of Cooking Light’s Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years, and demonstrating how to prepare hand-stretched pasta.

Local farmer Linda Geren will be presenting a how-to on raising chickens, working with bees and more. Farm-to-table mixologist Katie Loeb, author of Shake, Stir, Pour will be providing a lesson on making herbal simple syrup and tasty libations, and olive oil expert Fabio Auguardo will test your palates in an interactive olive oil tasting.


  • Registration of $105, includes breakfast, lunch, all sessions & afternoon reception
Event Type: 
Community Events