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Events | SummerDine 2020

SummerDineSummerDine Fundraiser

A Dinner Party with Friends You Haven't Met Yet

SummerDine is an annual fundraiser for our scholarship and grant programs, which takes place simultaneously at restaurants across the area on the third Wednesday in August. Local restaurants donate between 2–10 seats at a common table, and guests may purchase however many of those seats that they wish. Think of it as a dinner party with friends you haven't met yet! For a prix-fixe of $80, the restaurant provides a special menu of several courses highlighting both the restaurant and the season’s bounty. A cocktail or glass of wine is also provided, with additional beverages available for purchase. In many cases, the chef will speak to the diners about the menu and Dames in attendance will speak about the year’s grant and scholarship winners. Participating restaurants have included Dante, Paladar, Flying Fig, La Campagna, fire, Michaelangelo’s, and many others.

Where do the raised funds go?

Les Dames d’Escoffier provides a $2000 Grant to a local organization making an impact in our food community. Past winners have included Cleveland Roots, the Coit Road Farmer’s Market, and Veggie U. 2019 was the first year of our $2000 Scholarship which is awarded to a woman enrolled in culinary school in Ohio. SummerDine funds both of these awards, and with continued success and growth, we hope to fund even more.


Restaurants interested in participating may contact Dame Melissa McClelland for more information.

Groups or individuals interested in these awards may contact Dame Carol Hacker, and applications are available here.

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