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San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International Hosts "Upcycling! The Future of Food and the Planet" as Part of “Table Talks with Les Dames”

15 March, 2022

San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International Hosts
"Upcycling! The Future of Food and the Planet" as Part of “Table Talks with Les Dames”

Everyone’s Invited to the LDEI Table for Virtual Events
 During Women’s History Month

San Francisco, CA – March 15, 2022– The San Francisco chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) will host a virtual event entitled "Upcycling! The Future of Food and the Planet: Thinking Bigger About Food Waste" on Monday, March 21st at 5:30 PM PST. Tickets are $25 and all are welcome to sign up here. The event is part of LDEI’s “Table Talks with Les Dames” – a month of virtual events hosted by LDEI chapters around the world.

The San Francisco “Tables Talks with Les Dames” event will feature Claire Schlemme and Caroline Cotto, founders of Renewal Mill, moderated by Dame Alice Medrich.  Food waste from agriculture and food production represents a $1 trillion loss annually, from produce and byproducts that are never eaten.   Upcycling is essential to create a food system that is more sustainable and resilient, as well as environmentally friendly. This panel will share insights into this philosophy, and how one female-owned Bay Area startup is meeting the challenge of food waste by creating upcycled ingredients.   

“We look forward to welcoming new faces to our table at this event,” said San Francisco LDE Chapter President Pam Mazzola. “Women’s History Month is a perfect time to shine a light on women in our industry through this series of fun and educational events.”

In addition to the San Francisco LDEI event, dozens of other LDEI chapters around the world are hosting events, ranging from cooking and baking demonstrations with accomplished chefs, interviews and panel discussions with authors, journalists, chefs, restaurateurs and other leaders in their field, food and beverage tastings and more. The complete calendar of events can be seen here. A portion of the proceeds from all “Table Talks with Les Dames” virtual events will support the scholarship and philanthropy programs for each local chapter.

About Les Dames d’Escoffier International
LDEI is an international organization of women leaders who create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality fields. To do this, 2,500 members in 43 chapters worldwide provide leadership, educational opportunities and philanthropy within their communities. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram @lesdamesintl, Linked-in and Twitter @lesdamesintl. More information on The San Francisco chapter of LDEI can be accessed at   Follow our chapter activities at IG @lesdamessf.   Register for this event here.   Credentialed members of the media can attend as our guests.  Please contact Kimberly Noelle Charles at or 415-730-0064 for more information.

Kimberly Noelle Charles, DipWSET