Chefs to Watch
    Dates: August 12, 2021 - August 13, 2021
    Recurring: Recurring daily
    Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Price: Thu or Fri: $150; Both Nights: $270; Table Sponsorship: $2,000; Presenting Sponsorship: $5,000
    Location: Southern Hotel
    Address: 428 E. Boston St., Covington, LA 70433
    Phone: (985) 400-5663

Join the 2020 and 2021 Chefs to Watch for a special two-night dinner event at the Southern Hotel in Covington. The 2020 Chefs to Watch will be cooking Thursday, August 12, and 2021 Chefs to Watch will be cooking on August 13.

In a state with such a storied culinary heritage, the best chefs uphold our time-honored customs while keeping an eye toward the future. Louisiana Cookin’ introduced Chefs to Watch in 2002 as a way of recognizing talented up-and-coming chefs from restaurants around the Bayou State who show passion for traditions while delivering fresh, new concepts. This year’s lineup of Chefs to Watch includes both Louisiana natives and transplants who draw from the state’s bounty of fresh, local ingredients as well as their own personal experiences.

General Admission tickets for either Thursday or Friday are $150; admission to both nights, $270. Sponsorships are available; Table, $2,000 and Presenting, $5,000.
Purchase tickets at https://events.hoffmanmediastore.com/product/2021-chefs-to-watch-dinner.

2020 CHEFS & DINNER:
Logan Boudreaux, Cinclare, Thibodaux: Roasted Pork Belly Torchon with Salad Lyonnaise
Ana Castro, Thalia, New Orleans: Crab and Shrimp Aguachile
Anthony Felan, Fat Calf Brasserie, Shreveport: Vadouvan Chicken Curry with Charred Okra
Lisa Nelson, Queen Trini Lisa, New Orleans: Doubles (Curried Chickpeas between Turmeric Flatbread)
Sarah Joy Hays, CounterspaceBR, Baton Rouge: Ice Cream and Cookie Trio
Charly Pierre, Fritai, New Orleans: Roasted Pepper and Watermelon Soup

2021 CHEFS*:
Sullivan Zant, Vestal, Lafayette
Melissa Araujo, Alma, New Orleans
Anthony Goldsmith, Kajun TwIst, Galliano
Serigne Mbaye, Dakar NOLA, New Orleans
Thien Nguyen, Soji, Baton Rouge
Kaitlin Guerin, Lagniappe Baking Co., New Orleans

*Dinner menu to be announced. 2021 chefs' photos forthcoming.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 12
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Cocktail Hour in coordination with past Chefs to Watch hosted by St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission
7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Seating
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Dinner

Friday, August 13
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Cocktail Hour in coordination with past Chefs to Watch hosted by St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission
7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Seating
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Dinner

COCKTAIL HOUR: 6 p.m.
Kick off the evening with artisan cocktails and small bites from these esteemed chefs. Louisiana Cookin' welcomes Northshore chefs Keith and Nealy Frentz of Lola Restaurant Covington, Jeffrey Hansell of Oxlot 9, and Luke Hidalgo of Hambone for Cocktail Hour hosted by St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission.


THE SOUTHERN HOTEL
This year’s Chefs to Watch dinner will take place just 45 minutes north of the French Quarter in the quaint town of Covington, Louisiana, at the beautiful Southern Hotel. This historic property was lovingly restored and reopened in 2014, and has reclaimed its role as an integral part of the Covington community. Browse its offerings and book a room here.

For more information, visit https://www.louisianacookin.com.

428 E. Boston St
Tel: (985) 400-5657
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  • Southern Hotel
  • Thu or Fri: $150; Both Nights: $270; Table Sponsorship: $2,000; Presenting Sponsorship: $5,000
  • Recurring daily