CUISINE, CULTURE & COMMUNITY: A Global Celebration Of Women & Food

CUISINE, CULTURE & COMMUNITY: A Global Celebration Of Women & Food
Event on 2013-05-04 08:00:00
Philadelphia may be The City of Brotherly Love, but on May 4, 2013, it's the Dames who’ll be running the show. The Culinary Show that is.

Collectively known as Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) Philadelphia, this talented and philanthropic group of chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, bloggers, TV and radio personalities, wine and spirits specialists, educators, nutritionists and farmers is hosting a fundraiser benefiting its Green Tables and Scholarship programs.

Building on 2011's 1-day Symposium, which featured Judy Wicks as keynote, Chapter President Dame Kathy Gold presents this year's program, which will engage a larger, more diverse audience of food enthusiasts.

This year’s presenters include flavor expert, Marcie Pelchat (Monell Chemical Senses Center); Amy Hoopes, Chief Marketing Officer, EVP, Global Sales of Wente Family Estates Vineyards; Dame Angie Brown, who will host a panel, "Breaking the Color Barrier in the Kitchen," featuring Chef Tia McDonald (The Vetri Foundation for Children) and Delilah Winder; Georges Perrier and Charlotte Calmels (Bibou), panelists for "Women and Their Role in the French Kitchen," led by Dame Michele Haines (Spring Mill Cafe); and 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. Underwriting sponsors include ShopRite, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Roland Foods, and ESCA Enterprises, Inc.

Event chair Aliza Green, one of Philly's foremost female culinarians, will be signing her latest tome, Making Artisan Pasta, recently named Cooking Light's Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years, and demonstrating how to prepare hand-stretched pasta. Local farmer Linda Geren will present a how-to on raising chickens, working with bees and more. Author of “Shake, Stir, Pour” and farm-to-table mixologist, Katie Loeb,will be providing a lesson on making herbal simple syrup and tasty libations, and olive oil expert Fabio Auguardo will test our palates in an interactive olive oil tasting. 

We invite you to join our Facebook Event Page to follow along as we spotlight participants and our programs. 
WHO: LDEI Philadelphia;

WHAT: CUISINE, CULTURE & COMMUNITY: A Global Celebration Of Women & Food 

WHERE: The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, 4207 Walnut St., Phila., PA 19104

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013 • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHY: To raise funds for LDEI Philadelphia's scholarship and Green Tables programs, as well as shine the light on the many talented individuals working in the culinary, hospitality, farming, beverage and education fields with whom the organization has relationships. And of course, to have a little fun savoring what the Dames enjoy most: thinking about food. 

COST: Registration of 5, includes breakfast, lunch, all sessions, and an afternoon reception

Event Chair: Aliza Green,, (215) 635-0651

Program Chair: Kathy Gold,, (609)206-4511

Sponsorship Chair: Adrienne Abramson,, (610) 470-7447

• Sarah Doheny, Your Unfinished Business Public Relations • (484) 855-0189,
• Dawn Warden-Reeder, the warden ettinger group/The Whole Enchilada PR • (267) 250-8005,

at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College & The Culinary School of the Art Institute
4207 Walnut Street and 2300 Market Street
Philadelphia, United States

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