The Ultimate Pot Luck Dish

Recently I was honored with an invitation to join the prestigious, culinary organization –Les Dames d ‘Escoffier. I must admit I’m a little in awe to be part of this group of amazing women who welcomed me so warmly and kindly… offline and online. By the way, needless to say, the food at meetings has been steps beyond the usual cold sandwiches and stale chips!

A Pot Luck Dish

For the upcoming board meeting ‘The Dames’ were asked to bring “a dish” and a bottle of wine. Seems to me this will be the ultimate pot luck!

Thanks to Carin, at Tower Liquors, I know the choice of wine will not be a problem. 😉 Now “a dish” is another story! I’m an okay home cook but bringing “a dish” to a meeting where there will be a group of talented chefs… well, I must admit I’m stressing just a little!

So I did what anyone social media food blogger would do… I reached out to a few chefs friends and foodie pals and asked for help. As always, my culinary friends were sweet and generous with their ideas. I now want to share their ideas with you – – for the next time you have to bring “a dish’ to a pot luck.

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!

Chefs William and Demetra suggested nibbles trays of meats, cheeses and fruits. Junior Chef Logan’s and MasterChef Finalist Shari’s offered yummy veggie dishes. It was all about Medjool dates rolled in goat cheese from home cook Philip who even provided step-by-step directions. Chef Jeff aka Jeff_Eatz’s idea was to bring a cultural dish.

Chef Jason ensured me- if my dish was something I liked to eat it would be a winner!

Chef William Poole

Chef Demetra Overton

 Logan Junior Chef (Guleff)

MasterChef Season 10 Finalist Shari Mukherjee 


Philip Mowris, Home Cook


Chef Jay aka Jay_Eatz

Chef Jason Wang

Still not sure what direction I’ll go in but based on the kindness of The Dames I’ve met and the encouragement of my food friends, I think it will work out just fine. 👍👍👍

More about Les Dames d’ Escoffier – We are a philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The by-invitation membership, composed of over 2,400 members in 43 chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Mexico, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality. LDEI |Atlanta LDEI 


Author: Toby Bloomberg

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