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Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI) Atlanta, part of an international society of female leaders in culinary professions, is hosting the 19th annual Afternoon in the Country (AITC) on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 1-4 p.m. at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville, Georgia. Tickets for both general and VIP admission are now available, and proceeds from the event directly fund scholarships for women in culinary and agriculture, as well as support other food-related philanthropic efforts.

“Afternoon in the Country isn’t just a fun way to enjoy amazing food and beverages, it’s also an opportunity to meet the incredible women making an impact in our community and to help us continue education for females pursuing careers in culinary arts, hospitality, and agriculture,” said Angie Mosier, Les Dames d’Escoffier-Atlanta board president.

Afternoon In The Country with Les Dames d’ Escoffier Atlanta

Educational and Charitable Activities

Les Dames d’Escoffier Atlanta’s Annual Fall Culinary Event Supports Life-Changing Scholarship Programs and Educational Grants.

Dedicated to promoting the achievement of women in culinary professions through educational and charitable activities, the Atlanta Chapter of LDEI has been offering annual scholarships and continuing education grants since 2001. The organization also provides thousands of dollars of funding to local non-profit organizations related to farming, global culinary initiatives, nutrition programs, and anti-hunger work. AITC’s ticket sales, raffle, and auction items help fund these initiatives.

While supporting these important causes, AITC attendees get to spend an afternoon sampling food and beverages from more than 150 of the region’s top chefs, restaurants, farms, wineries, breweries, and distilleries. The afternoon also includes a cake raffle featuring delectable creations from Atlanta’s most talented pastry chefs and a celebrated silent auction offering exciting getaways and food and wine merchandise.

Afternoon In The Country with Les Dames d’ Escoffier Atlanta

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Afternoon In The Country with Les Dames d’ Escoffier Atlanta

Photo Credit: Tom Broadnax

Afternoon In The Country with Les Dames d’ Escoffier Atlanta

Photo Credit: Tom Broadnax

Tickets

General admission tickets to AITC are $125 per person and include unlimited tastings. For $250, the VIP ticket experience includes special perks such as early admission, valet parking, a gift tote with an array of curated goods, and access to the Georgia Grown VIP Tent and the Foxhall Resort After Party at the glorious Legacy Lookout. 

Silent Auction

Do you live out of town or you are not able to attend?  No worries, you can still be a part of the event and help raise funds for this worthy cause by bidding on the silent auction items online or by text.  They have an amazing lineup of silent auction items including exclusive chef and travel experiences, and a lot of state of the art cooking equipment. 

Afternoon In The Country with Les Dames d’ Escoffier Atlanta

Photo Credit: Tom Broadnax

Grants and Scholarships

Over the last twenty years, Les Dames d’ Escoffier Atlanta has distributed over $500,000 in scholarships and grants to support women, girls, and organizations working in culinary professions.  The Atlanta Chapter of LDEI has been offering annual scholarships and continuing education grants since 2001. The organization also provides thousands of dollars of funding to local non-profit organizations related to farming, global culinary initiatives, nutrition programs, and anti-hunger work. AITC’s ticket sales, raffle, and auction items help fund these initiatives.

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About Les Dames d’Escoffier International

In 1976, a food reporter from the New York Daily News, Carol Brock, founded Les Dames d’Es- coffier, a membership-by-invitation philanthropic organization that provides education, networking opportunities, and scholarship support. The LDEI membership boasts more than 1,400 prominent women in career paths ranging from professional chefs, restaurateurs, caterers, farmers, food retailers, event planners, cookbook authors, food journalists, and historians to winemakers and wine industry professionals, food publicists, culinary educators, hospitality executives and more.

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