LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 300 Les Dames d'Escoffier (LDEI) members, women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality, are expected to converge on Washington, D.C., for the LDEI annual conference Oct. 27 – 30. This year's event, "Global Appetite/Local Impact," marks the 30th anniversary of the organization created to help level the playing field for women in the culinary arts and hospitality professions. Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/UiEaM
In keeping with that mission, Dame Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation, will present the keynote address, "The Diversity Imperative: No More Excuses!," an action-plan for a more just, diverse, and multicultural food world. LDEI's Global Culinary Initiative Committee has engaged Lauren Bernstein, U.S. Department of State and Johanna Mendelson Forman, American University, Senior Advisor for the Managing Across Boundaries Program, to speak to the global impact of food in public diplomacy, "Culinary Diplomacy: Peace, One Plate at a Time."