Dame Snyder Obituary, Death – At the age of 89, LDEI Past President and founding Dallas President Dame Dolores “Dodie” Snyder died away on Friday afternoon. We wish to express our deepest condolences to her family and friends on this very sad occasion. She had just moved from Dallas to Boca Raton in order to be closer to her daughter, so she passed away quietly while she was napping at her daughter Emily’s house. She had made the move from Dallas to Boca Raton in order to be closer to her daughter. Dolores Snyder opened her gourmet cooking school in 1976, and she remained the sole instructor there for the next 16 years. She conducted herself in a manner that was entirely proper in all of her activities.

Dolores attended a culinary school on the French Riviera in 1978. The school’s curriculum was developed by Simone Beck, who had collaborated with Julia Child on the book Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Dolores went to the Escoffier Museum in Villeneuve-Loubet while she was there. The event was a champagne reception that celebrated Carol Brock, the founder of the New York chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. Auguste Escoffier was a pioneering chef and writer. Dolores’s friendship with Carol served as the impetus for her to launch a Dallas chapter, which kicked off in 1984 with ten original members. Dolores was very proud of both her status as a Dame and the fact that she founded our chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, which she went on to achieve the position of International President of in 1989.

2004 saw the publication of her award-winning cookbook, Tea Time Entertaining: A Collection of Tea Themes and Recipes, which was also a finalist for Cookbook of the Year 2004. The book was given the Best Book Award in 2004. El Centro Community College had done Dodie proud when she earned her degree. After some time, I received my degree from the University of Texas in Austin. The Dolores Simmons Snyder Scholarship in Nutritional Science at The University of Texas was established as a tribute to her by the Dallas chapter of the Les Dames d’Escoffier organization. One deserving female undergraduate student in the Department of Human Ecology who is a rising junior or senior and majoring in nutritional science will be awarded this prize.
Once we have gathered all of the information, we will send out the memorial details.