NORTH CAROLINA DAMES
Fundraising & Philanthropy
The primary purpose of the Les Dames d’Escoffier, North Carolina Chapter is fundraising and philanthropy to support and advance all women within the hospitality, food and beverage sectors but especially the next generation of female leaders. We do this through several events and fundraising activities we host throughout each year, Plus, we provide in-kind and financial support to initiatives whose values and guiding principles closely align ours such as SECU Family House, Green Tables and Feed Well Fridges.
Education & Leadership
Les Dames, NC Chapter also provides educational opportunities for our members, scholarship recipients and donors by hosting events, supporting programs coordinated by other organizations, introducing connections and providing mentorship. We also advocate for increased female participation, a stronger female presence, and equitable conditions in all hospitality, food and beverage environments.
SECU Family House is a safe, nurturing, affordable home for patients and their loved ones who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for life-saving procedures and serious illnesses. They provide guests with lodging, meals, supportive programs, transportation, and a caring support network. They serve families from all 100 North Carolina counties and beyond, helping them rest, heal, and gather strength when they need it most.
TABLE'S delivers healthy food and nutrition education to children in Orange County, North Carolina. They envision a community where all children have equitable access to nutritious food and knowledge in order to experience optimal health, well-being, and dignity.
Feed-Well Fridges is Chatham County’s first free community fridge program aimed at nourishing our North Carolina community one meal at a time.
Founded by chef and restaurateur Sera Cuni, Feed-Well Fridges supports the placement of fridges in designated areas around Pittsboro, Siler City and eventually in surrounding Chatham County towns and beyond as an additional tool for addressing food insecurity in our communities and eliminating restaurant and commercial food waste.