“Chefs Charity for Children” Benefiting St. Michael Special School
Monday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 25
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
10:00 am until 2:00 pm
The annual event benefits St. Michael Special School in New Orleans, which serves students 6 to 21 years and older who are developmentally disabled. There is also a program for young adults 22 years and older who attend the Joy Center on the St. Michael’s campus. St. Michael was founded in 1965 by the late Sister Lillian McCormack. It has served more than 5,700 students from the metropolitan and outlying areas of New Orleans.
This year, local chef Emeril Lagasse has invited his friend and fellow Food Network star Chef Mario Batali to the event. Batali is a New York restaurateur (Babbo, Esca and Otto) and is the host of Molto Mario, Mario Eats Italy, and Ciao America on Food Network. He is the author of Mario Batali Holiday Food (Clarkson Potter, 2000), Simple Italian Food (Clarkson Potter, 1998), and The Babbo Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, 2002).
Both Emeril and Mario will do cooking demonstrations for the crowd along with top New Orleans area chefs including John Besh (Restaurant August), Frank Brigtsen (Brigtsen’s), Leah Chase (Dooky Chase), John Folse (Lafitte’s Landing, Bittersweet Plantation), Goffredo Fraccaro and Aldo Marcon (La Riviera), Chris Kerageorgiou (La Provence), Gunter Preuss (Broussard’s), Wong Brothers (Trey Yuen) and David Woodward (Hilton).
Tickets are $45 each, or $450 for a table of ten
(This entitles the guest to viewing of cooking demos, coffee and sweets, a chance to win a prize, and a 2005 Chefs Charity Cookbook)
Tickets are available by calling St. Michael Special School at 504-524-6551