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Honoring the top 25 chefs from around the state

Phillip Lopez

Michael Gullota

Duke Locicero

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The American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter and WE have teamed up to host The Best Chefs of Louisiana to feature the outstanding chefs in our region.


The 7th annual Best Chefs of Louisiana Fundraiser will be held this year on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at the fabulous venue of the Lakefront Airport. The chefs event gives recognition to select chefs and honors them for their contribution to the New Orleans culinary scene. It's also an opportunity for them to showcase their talent by serving a sampling of their signature dishes to the attendees. In addition to the amazing food, the party will feature live entertainment, live and silent auctions and an open bar.


The ACFNO's Best Chefs of Louisiana fundraiser has chosen the We Heart Veterans and the ACFNO culinary scholarships fund for the 2017 charities.


We Heart Veterans is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our main goal is to help our aging wartime military Veterans heroes, as well as widows of wartime Veterans with essential aid to insure them a better quality of life. This is accomplished by providing non-medical home care services, as well as our Veteran programs, Ramps for Independence, Never Forget, and The Gift of Sound.









Aging Veterans Should Never Be Forgotten


Bring awareness to the living conditions and general plight of Veterans from all past and present wars.

Doing what we can to ensure all our Veterans know we care not only as a community, but also as a Nation and that there is hope.

Through the life of older Veterans show our younger Veterans that there is hope and that they can and will survive.

Be a sounding board for Veterans and their families in order to share their life stories to help other Veterans, as well as always be remembered.

Help support our Veterans through donations to cover daily living expenses, medical expenses, and overall help improve their quality of life.

Connect our Veterans, and their families to other non-profits or organizations that can help them in their time of need.

Support other non-profits that support our Veterans.

The American Culinary Federation New Orleans chapter offers educational scholarships to college students pursuing their career in the culinary arts field.


ACF is the largest professional chefs organization in North America. The ACF offers culinary competitions,certification, a national apprenticeship program, regional and national events, publications and much more to help foster the growth of professional chefs and the foodservice industry.

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