The 2018 Best Chefs of Louisiana event will honor Chef Frank Brigtsen for his work revitalizing Creole/Acadian cooking.
Frank began his culinary career in 1973 while attending Louisiana State University. In 1979, Frank apprenticed at Commander's Palace Restaurant under the guidance of Chef Paul Prudhomme. In 1980, Frank became the first Night Chef at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen when the restaurant began dinner service. During his seven-year tenure with Chef Prudhomme at K-Paul's, Frank attained the position of Executive Chef. Chef Paul and his wife K Prudhomme were instrumental in helping Frank and Marna open Brigtsen's in 1986. Frank supports numerous charitable endeavors, including Second Harvest food bank and the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.
Chef Brigtsen is a strong believer in culinary education and shares his passion for Creole and Acadian cuisine through his roles as Adjunct Professor at The John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University and Chef-in-Residence at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). He is a member of the American Culinary Federation. @acf_chefs
Congrats to @frankbrigtsen for being recognized at this year's event! We tip our hats to him for his incredible career. Don't miss your chance to meet Chef Frank and all the legends at this year's event. Tickets available now, link in bio! See you there!