Celebrating Food: Eleventh Salute to Women in Gastronomy Symposium

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:45pm
RSVP Required
Food & Drink
Cooking Demonstration
Included Items: 
workshops and hands-on sessions, breakfast, lunch, parking

PBS star Pati Jinich keynotes March 10 Celebrating Food Symposium

Salute to Women in Gastronomy day of events features more than 50 speakers, hands on sessions


Pati Jinich, star of the PBS series “Pati’s Mexican Table” will keynote the Les Dames d ’Escoffier DC chapter’s Celebrating Food:  Eleventh Salute to Women in Gastronomy Symposiuma one-day culinary celebration of all things food. .” The day of food begins with a talk by Jinich that will highlight her journey from political analyst to acclaimed culinary TV personality and Mexican food maven.

To be held March 10, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:45 PM at The Universities at Shady Grove the event will offer workshops and hands-on sessions with more than 50 speakers participating in 16 different sessions that comprise food demonstrations and tastings, panel presentations and cooking classes. Event co-chairs Laurie bell and Eileen Dykes said “It’s all about food.  So if you are interested in preparing it, writing about it, photographing it, selling it or simply savoring it, this is your kind of event.”  

Guests may also experience cookbooks and authors, a culinary EXPO that showcases new products and restaurant samples, a “tapas y tequilas” finale and a festival of desserts.  Registration includes parking plus a continental breakfast and lunch.



Saturday, March 10, 2018  - 8:30 AM to 5:45 PM

The Universities at Shady Grove - 9630 Gudelsky Drive  - Rockville, Maryland

$145 (breakfast, lunch, parking included) - $70 students (must show ID)

Registration: https://www.celebratingfood.org/


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Les Dames D’Escoffier Washington, DC 

Les Dames D'Escoffier DC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) invitational organization of women leaders in the food, beverage, hospitality, and related industries who use their talents and influence for community outreach and through grants, mentoring, scholarship and educational programs, to help support women to succeed in these industries.

Les Dames D’Escoffier International (LDEI) LDEI is the premier organization of influential professional women who are committed to the advancement of education and philanthropy in food, beverage and hospitality for the good of the global community.