Monday September 9, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
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Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino Event Center 
2235 Creswell Lane Extension
Opelousas, LA 70570

Driving Directions 


Janie Johnson 
Opelousas - St. Landry Chamber of Commerce 


Introducing our 2013 Celebrity Judges 
Chefs, Public
Personalities, Authors, Food and Beverage Bloggers, Foodies and Experts in the Culinary Industry.

Jay Ducote - Chef, culinary personality, food and beverage blogger, freelance writer, radio host, and video producer

Smiley Anders - Columnist for The Advocate and Author

Jude Tauzin - Corporate Chef, Tony Chachere's Creole Foods 

Paul Ayo, Head Product Tester, E's Kitchen

Tiffany Epnett - Lafayette Food Junkie

Nicholas Landry -  Corporate Chef, R&D, Bruce Foods Corp. 

Susan Ford - President & Publisher, Louisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine

Alice Morrow - Food Blogger, Geaux Ask Alice

Joe Durio - Chef and Owner of Durio's Authentic Creole Cuisine.


Marty Cosgrove - Chef and Sales Director, K-Paul's Catering Expedition


Mike Diehl - Engineering Manager, Ventura Foods

Chris Sogga - Chef, Doerle Foodservice 

Dolly Pellessier - Regulatory Affairs Manager, Ventura Foods  
Joe Orr - CFS, Director of R&D, Bruce Foods Corp
Larry Thibodeaux - Director, Technical Services, Bruce Foods Corp 


Celebrating 15 Years of Award Winning Chefs and

Their Signature Dishes

Soirée Royale

Monday, September 9, 2013

at the

Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino Event Center


Soirée will commence at 5:30 p.m. with a complimentary
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. for Culinary Tasting
Chef Paul Miller
2013 Celebrity Chef  
Executive Chef   
 K'Pauls of New Orleans 
Wine and craft beer pairing recommendations for all Signature Dishes!
The People's Choice Award returns again this year with
1st & 2nd place awards chosen by you.


Purchase your tickets or become a sponsor by completing the registration form below or contact the Chamber at 337-942-2683. 

Register Now!

Ticket Sales Close on Friday, September 6th at 4:00 p.m. 


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, to be included in the program and media, the attached registraton form must be returned by

   Monday, August 26, 2013. 



For additional information or questions, please contact us at

337-942-2683 or Opelousas Chamber