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Dames Dish! Newsletter

1/10/19 | A Brand New Year

12/13/18 | Wine and Dine

11/15/18 | Conference Review

10/23/18 | Blog About It

9/20/18 | Craft Distilling

8/16/18 | Get the Picture?

7/19/18 | Stop and Smell the Rosé

5/22/18 | The State of Food

4/19/18 | Herb Your Enthusiasm

3/22/18 | Springing a Leek (And Other Veggies)

2/15/18 | The Cleveland LDEI Newsletter


2/20/20 | Currents, "Les Dames d'Escoffier women thrive in the culinary industry"

2023 | Edible Cleveland, "Legacy of Les Dames"


Membership in Les Dames d'Escoffier International's Cleveland Chapter is limited to qualified women living and working in Ohio, with a minimum of 5 years professional culinary or related industry experience. We accept applications semi-annually (January 1 – February 5, and May 25 – June 25). For more information, contact us.

To apply for membership: Download Membership Application

For a copy of our by-laws, members may email the chapter secretary.

Our Board and Members

Download Job Descriptions of Board Members and Committee Chairs.
To get more involved and volunteer for a committee, please email our chapter president.

Board of Directors
President : Pat Bennett
Vice President : Melissa McClelland
Treasurer : Beth Davis-Noragon
Secretary : Sahithya Wintrich
Member Liaisons : Beth Segal and Beth Schreibman-Gehring

Committee Chairs
Communications / Social Media : Shara Bohach
Fundraising : Britt-Marie Horrocks
Grants & Scholarship : Marcie Barker
Membership : Barb Abbott
Nominating : Pat Bennett
Programs : Melissa McClelland
Advisory : Bev Shaffer & Carol Hacker

2022 LDEI Grande Dame : Bev Shaffer
LDEI Immediate-Past President : Jennifer Goldman
LDEI President (2020–2021) : Bev Shaffer
Legacy Awards Committee : Destiny Burns, Jennifer Goldman


Barbara Abbott
Owner, Canton Food Tours, Wooster Food Tours

Marcie Barker
Ambassador of Hospitality, Levy Restaurants

Kristin Barnes
Owner, Sweet Bean Candies

Jackie Bebenroth
Owner, The Spice Company

Pat Bennett
President and Founder, Pat's Granola

Shara Bohach
Owner, Unity Design

Destiny Burns
Owner, CLE Urban Winery

Beth Davis-Noragon

Jennifer Goldman
Founder and Principal, BalCore Business Advisors

Carol Hacker
Recipe Developer / Tester / Home Economist / Marketing

Heather Haviland
Owner / Pastry Chef, Lucky's Cafe, Sweet Mosaic

Britt-Marie Horrocks
Pastry Chef, Levy Restaurants

Melissa McClelland
Food Stylist and Food Writer, stylingmel.com

Marla Monzo-Holmes
Owner, The Chef In Red

Kari Moore
Owner, LeCracker

Jean Myers
Research & Development Manager, Athens Foods, Inc.

Deborah Pappadakes
Owner, Pappadakes Consulting, LLC

Paola Rosa
Owner, La Fattoria Farm

Beth Schreibman Gehring
Board Certified Health and Life Coach, Stirring the Senses

Beth Segal
Owner/Food Photographer, Beth Segal Photography

Bev Shaffer
Chef, Cook Book Author

Dannika Stevenson
Owner, SipSavorSoul Kitchen

Ramat Wiley
Owner, Adun Spice Company

Sahithya Wintrich
Owner, Chutni Punch

Paris Wolfe
Life & Culture Writer, Cleveland.com / The Plain Dealer


Website by Unity Design, Inc.  |  Photography by Beth Segal Photography and LDEI members