An ICON Remembered – Chef Paul Prudhomme

Chef Leon West Honors Paul Prudhomme

ACFNO President Chef Leon West presents Chef Paul Miller, representing the Prudhomme family, with the plaque honoring Chef Paul Prudhomme along with Chefs Travis Johnson, John Folse and Frank Brigtsen.

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 Best Chefs of Louisiana Fundraiser 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 Prudhomme Award gos to Frak Brigtsen

Mission Chef Travis Johnson presents Chef Frank Brigtsen with the Chef Paul Prudhomme Award. WWL’s Eric Paulsen on deck to make the announcement.

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…

Chef Travis Johnson congratulates Mission Chef John Proctor on the People's Choice Award

Mission Chef Travis Johnson congratulates Mission Chef John Proctor on the People’s Choice Award

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.

Impacting Many

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.

A Special Evening:

Legends Recognized

(L to R) Chefs Holly Goetting of Charlie G's, Paul Miller of K-Paul's, Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen's, Susan Spicer of Bayona and Mondo, Philip Lopez of Root, and James Wong of Trey Yuen. Chef John Folse with Revolution was also recognized.

(L to R) Chefs Holly Goetting of Charlie G’s, Paul Miller of K-Paul’s, Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen’s, Susan Spicer of Bayona and Mondo, Philip Lopez of Root, and James Wong of Trey Yuen. Chef John Folse with Revolution was also recognized.

Best Chefs of Louisiana Program

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Cafe Reconcile Grad Makes the Rounds

Mission Chef Neal Swidler poses with recent Cafe Reconcile graduate, Chef Devon

Mission Chef Neal Swidler (Best Chef) poses with 2014 Cafe Reconcile graduate, Chef Delvin Davis. Chef Davis is working at the Hyatt and plans to attend  Nicholls State University John Folse Culinary Program.

Friends and Family Support Chefs…

Chef Miguel Chavez of Superior Grill was recognized as one of Louisiana's Best Chefs along with his peers

Chef Miguel Chavez of Superior Grill was recognized as one of Louisiana’s Best Chefs along with his peers

Helping At Risk Youth….

Mission Chef board member Glen Armentrout talks about helping at risk youth

Mission Chef board member Glen Armantrout talks about helping at risk youth with Chef Frank Brigtsen

Lieutenant Governor Flew In to Show Support…

Lieutenant Governor Nunguesser talks about the importance of our chefs and tourism...the ACF presented him with a chef coat signed by all the Best Chefs of Louisiana

Lieutenant Governor Nungesser talks about the importance of our chefs and tourism…the ACF presented him with a chef coat signed by all the Best Chefs of Louisiana

Seafood Industry > From Louisiana Seafood Chefs to Mission Chefs …

Seafood Purveyor Cliff Hall of New Orleans Fish House on deck for support to help the homeless

Louisiana Seafood purveyor Cliff Hall of New Orleans Fish House on deck for support to help the homeless

Mission Media & Mission Chefs Join Forces With ACFNO to Help Promote the Best Chefs of Louisiana Event

Mission Media and Mission Chefs join forces: (L to R) Glen Armentrout, Devin Black, Kirk Lagrange, Steven Scaffiddi, Ewell Smith

Mission Media and Mission Chefs join forces: (L to R) Glen Armantrout, Devin Black, Kirk Lagrange, Steven Scaffidi, Ewell Smith

Louisiana Seafood King and Queen to Best Chefs

The 2nd couple to be crowned Louisiana Seafood King and Queen now recognized as Best Chefs - Chef Samantha and Coy Carroll of Sac-a-Lait

The 2nd couple to be crowned Louisiana Seafood King and Queen now recognized by radio food show host Tom Fitzmorris as Best Chefs – Chef Samantha and Cody Carroll of Sac-a-Lait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Chefs Program

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