Mission Chefs SPARKS Chef Community to Aid Homeless on a Special Evening Honoring the Memory of Chef Paul Prudhomme
In just one year a vision was realized. Mission Chefs started with one chef in mind to help raise awareness of a great need in the New Orleans area – our at risk youth community and our homeless community, too many of whom are Veterans.
The US NAVY Seafood Cook Off on the Riverfront last April was Mission Chefs inaugural event. That one event made us realize we were onto something significant that will impact many. Just one year later, as Mission Chefs served as the catalyst to bring the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the New Orleans Mission together, the entire chef community through the ACF wrapped themselves around the New Orleans Mission accomplishing that simple goal. To raise awareness. And our chef community at large raised tremendous awareness.
With Awareness, Resources Follow
The Chefs hit social media in a big way sharing over 30 chef videos the New Orleans very own Mission Media department produced. The Chefs then blitzed the airwaves doing live interviews on TV and radio to promote the cause.
The ACF Best Chefs of Louisiana event turned out to be a very special evening indeed with over 30 celebrity chefs being honored, entertaining and feeding a crowd of 700 plus attendees at the historic New Orleans Airport Terminal.
Chef Paul’s Award Goes To…
The focal point of the evening was the honoring of a true Louisiana Legend, Chef Paul Prudhomme. Chef Frank Brigtsen, a protege of Chef Paul, was the recipient of the very first Chef Paul Prudhomme Award.
People’s Choice Goes To…
To put the icing on top of a stellar evening, Mission Chef John Proctor, the New Orleans Mission’s very own chef, won the People’s Choice Award with his Turtle Fricassee.
With interest from major cities across the United States, our vision has grown significantly as we enter our next stage of growth. Adding to the PR model, we have two new goals going forward.
1. To complete the development of a culinary training program with the local ACF and the New Orleans Mission. Using this program, missions across the US will be able to re-engage those they serve helping them get jobs in the culinary and hospitality marketplace.
2. To offer grants within one year to organizations that help at risk youth and homeless, too many of whom are our Veterans.
If you would like to see Mission Chefs in your community, please contact us.
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