Tasting Gala and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 19, 2012
5:45pm – 9:30pm
VIP Reception at 5:45pm*
Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm
Tasting Gala to follow
New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collin Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70119
Tickets: $85 General Admission; $125 VIP*
*Private reception includes Champagne and Petrossian Caviar in Café NOMA by Ralph Brennan.
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2012 New Orleans Rising Stars
New Orleans Rising Stars Award Winners
How to Make It Panel
Join us as our Rising Stars discuss how they "made it" in the challenging culinary profession.
Wednesday, April 18
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha C Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113
Hosted by Tory McPhail
John Besh, Besh Restaurant Group
Scott Boswell, Scott Boswell Enterprises
Susan Spicer, Bayona and Mondo
Mixologist Paul Gustings
This is a private event – invitation only
Get your grub and drink on at the Rising Star After-Party!
907 South Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Thursday, April 19
Complimentary sponsored food and beverages 10pm to 12am
Open to food industry professionals only!
Located in New Orleans’ distressed Central City neighborhood, Café Reconcile is a nonprofit restaurant and training ground for students who want to gain skills in the food service industry. Its innovative life skills and job training program assists young people from at-risk communities, who want to make a positive change in their lives. Featuring local soul-filled dishes at some of the city’s lowest prices, Café Reconcile is a destination lunch spot for a wide cross-section of New Orleanians, as well as visitors from all across the country.