Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI), an international organization of female leaders in culinary, will host the 19th annual Afternoon in the Country (AITC) on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 1-4 p.m. at the picturesque Foxhall Resort in Douglasville, Ga.  


Located 35 miles south of Atlanta, AITC attracts nearly 2,000 attendees for a cultured afternoon of music, an auction and tasting samples from some of Georgia’s most well-known chefs, restaurants, farmers and sommeliers. Proceeds from the event go toward the creation of scholarships for local women in the culinary arts, Georgia’s farming community and organizations that feed the hungry. 


“The mission of Les Dames d’Escoffier is to uplift women in the culinary arts, hospitality and agriculture industries through mentoring and providing educational grants and scholarship programs. Participation, sponsorship and attendance in the annual AITC, is a fun and delicious way to ensure that members of the organization can continue to award deserving women these important funds to realize their goals,” said Les Dames d’ Escoffier-Atlanta Board President Angie Mosier. 


At the event, chefs from the area’s most beloved restaurants are paired with the area’s top farms to create a premier tasting event in Georgia. Highlights of the afternoon include a cake raffle, which features delectable, one-of-a-kind cake creations from Atlanta’s most talented pastry chefs; a silent auction offering exciting getaways, wine, whiskey and cookbooks; and much more.


AITC tickets go on sale Aug. 1 and will be available in two tiers—General Admission and V.I.P. Admission, which includes early entrance to the event.  More information about Les Dames d’Escoffier and Afternoon In the Country is available at www.ldeiatlanta.org/aitcFacebookTwitter or Instagram


About Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Atlanta Chapter The Atlanta chapter was founded in 1996, and since then has grown to become a highly-regarded asset to its members, a frontrunner in chapter accomplishment within the organization and a philanthropic leader in our community. The membership of nearly 100 women includes careers ranging from professional chefs and wine makers to food publicist and hospitality executives.


About Les Dames d’Escoffier International In 1976, food reporter from the New York Daily News, Carol Brock, founded Les Dames d’Escoffier, 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. For more information, visit www.ldeiatlanta.org.

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