Guest Chef Night – With Kristen Essig
- May 17, 2018
- 6 p.m. CT — 8 p.m. CT
About This Event
If you’re looking to impress a date, this is your chance.
Join us for passed appetizers and three courses from a James Beard Award Finalist, local food advocate, and all-around amazing chef.
Thursday, May 17th
6pm doors, 6:30pm dinner
300 N. Broad St.
BYOB (Wine and more available next door at Whole Foods Market)
All proceeds benefit our workforce readiness and leadership development programs.
About the Chef:
After graduating from the Johnson & Wales Culinary School in 1998, Kristen worked with James Beard award winning chefs, Chef Frank Lee of Slightly North of Broad and Chef Louis Osteen of Louis’ Charleston Grill.
Seventeen years ago, Kristen made New Orleans her home, kicking off her Crescent City culinary career with Chef Emeril Lagasse at Emeril’s, followed by a four-year turn with Chef and mentor Anne Kearney at the famed New Orleans Restaurant, Peristyle.
She joined the Crescent City Farmers Market as market manager where she cultivated strong relationships with local farmers, producers and vendors. She’s been a Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine “Chef to Watch” (2005), a sought-after private chef, and in April, 2013 Kristen returned full time to the restaurant kitchens.
Since then she’s been named one of Coastal Living Magazines “5 Coastal Chefs to Watch”(2015), nominated as one of Food & Wine Magazine’s “The People’s Best New Chef” (2015), and one of Times Picayunes Chefs to Watch (2014). Kristen proudly joined the Coquette family in the fall of 2016 as a co-chef and partner with her love, Michael.