Les Dames D'Escoffier of Cleveland  

Chapter Co-Presidents
Cynthia Schuster Eakin
and Marty Nagele

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Annual Membership Drive / Pot Luck

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Dame Crickett Karson's Home

Crickett's address in Shaker Heights will be emailed to attendees.

Program/Menu: Program details to come. Pot Luck courtesy of Cleveland Dames.

Cost: FREE. Members, please bring a dish (and bottle of wine, if you like) to share, and invite potential members.

RSVP: Details coming soon. Please start thinking of potential members to invite!



Join Us for Happy Hour!

Salute the start of summer with colleagues and guests at our annual LDEI-Cleveland Chapter Happy Hour!


Date: Tuesday, June 6
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Location: Spice Kitchen and Bar

5800 Detroit Ave., (in the Gordon Square Arts District)

Mingle with colleagues old and new over a cocktail, wine or beer. No program, no reservations; just a chance to talk, share a few laughs and enjoy one another's company. Guests and potential members are welcome to join us. This will be a particularly fine opportunity to get to know our new member (and host) Jackie Bebenroth, who owns Spice Kitchen (along with Spice Catering and Spice Acres Farm) with her husband, Chef Ben Bebenroth.

The fine print: As with all our chapter happy hours, prepaid reservations are not required. Just drop in as your schedule allows and plan to relax, chat, and pay for your own drinks and noshes. Questions? Email Elaine Cicora at etcicora@gmail.com.



Chapter Meeting (members only) / Hosting LDEI Board


Coquette PatisserieDate: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Coquette Patisserie

11607 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
(Metered parking is adjacent to the building.)

Program/Menu: MEMBERS ONLY meeting. We are hosting the International LDEI Board!
Meet and mingle with our International Board members. More details to come.

Cost: Details coming soon.

RSVP: Details coming soon.


SummerDine Fundraiser


SummerDineDate: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Restaurants across CLE

Restaurants / Menus: Details to come.

Tickets: Details to come.

Benefit Details:
The Cleveland Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, which represents women in the food-service industry, is hosting a citywide culinary celebration. It’s one big CLE dinner party – and we would like you to be part of it! “SummerDine” fine restaurants donate one table for two to ten diners for dinner on the same night, at the same time, in a unique location in their establishment. You get a special dinner with 2 glasses of wine and the opportunity to dine with other CLE foodies!

You will be supporting an organization that includes Northeast Ohio’s top women in the culinary and hospitality industries; fine food and wine experts, and artists of the table; entrepreneurs; key influencers and journalists, who, with your help, will be able to continue funding outreach and grant programs, our “Green Table Initiatives.”

Past beneficiaries include the “Take Charge and Learn Food” program at the Coit Road Farmers’ Market; the Case Western Reserve University farm; Veggie U; the Countryside Conservancy Farmers’ Market Jr. Chef Program, and the Tremont Urban Learning Garden.


Annual Membership Meeting (members only)

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: La Campagna

27337 Detroit Rd, Cleveland, OH 44145

Program/Menu: Dame Carmella Fragassi once again warmly welcomes us with a lovely fall menu for this mandatory MEMBERS ONLY meeting. Menu details to come.

Cost: Details to come.

RSVP: Details to come.


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