Afternoon at the Farm


Psst… soon, details about a very special event will be revealed and if you live in Arizona, you don’t want to miss this day: Sunday, October 19, from noon until 4 p.m., at the gorgeous Farm at South Mountain. 

The Phoenix Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), an organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality, is holding a benefit for Native Seeds/SEARCH, a seed conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona.

The Dames (full disclosure, I have been a member since 1999) know how to put on an event. We don’t put on that many events, but when we do, it’s special — and it sells out. Our last event was nearly two years ago, a fundraiser celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday. We raised $4,000 for C-CAP scholarships.

This coming October, we’ve put together an afternoon of learning, eating and drinking. We’ve snagged the state’s most celebrated chefs who are deeply committed to the local, seasonal and sustainable food movement to create a four-course meal. We’ve scored an internationally known author, lecturer and scientist dedicated to understanding the intersection of food and culture to enlighten us during the meal.

There are other surprises, too. But there’s a catch. We are limiting the number of tickets to 75 so we can keep the event intimate and special.

Now, that’s all I can say right now. But if you want to learn more, keep an eye on the Phoenix Les Dames facebook page:

There are more clues there.

*Les Dames d’Escoffier International is an invitational organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality whose mission is education and philanthropy. A portion of the proceeds from Afternoon at The Farm will benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH.




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