John Folse is a remarkable cook and person. In 1978, Folse opened Lafitte’s Landing Restaurant in the historic Viala Plantation House in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. The house and restaurant were destroyed by fire in 1998. In May 1999, Folse opened his former Donaldsonville home as the new Lafitte’s Landing Restaurant at Bittersweet Plantation, offering fine dining and bed-and-breakfast accommodations .If you want the owner of Lafitte’s Landing Restaurant for a speaking engagement or endorsement, PGS is ready to work for you. We can take care of the John Folse’s speaker negotiations and our expertise can save you time and money.
**John Folse Speaker**
In 1989, Folse was the first non-Italian chef to cater a Vatican State Dinner in Rome. The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, opened in October 1994 and is dedicated to the preservation of Louisiana’s rich culinary and cultural heritage. “A Taste of Louisiana” is Folse’s international television series produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting since 1990. In August 1996, Folse began broadcasting his radio cooking talk show, “Stirrin’ It Up.” In 2001, “Stirrin’ It Up” expanded to a television cooking segment during the 5 p.m. newscast on WAFB-TV Channel 9, the Baton Rouge CBS affiliate. So the list of possible John Folse speaker topics extends well beyond just the normal sports stories. A John Folse speaker appearance will enhance any event.
**John Folse Appearance**
John Folse has received numerous national and international culinary awards, including the American Culinary Federation’s “National Chef of the Year” in 1990. In 1994, he was selected as national president of the American Culinary Federation, the largest organization of professional chefs in America. The ACF Louisiana chapter inducted Folse into its “Chef’s Hall of Fame” in 1999. In November 1999 the Acadiana Chapter of the American Culinary Federation inducted Folse into the Louisiana Chef’s Hall of Fame for his lifetime contributions to the promotion of Louisiana cuisine. In 2006, the National Restaurant Association inducted Folse into its College of Diplomates. Additionally, Folse received the Antonin Careme Medal in November 2000 and is a member of Chaines des Rotisseurs. John Folse appearance at your event or function is sure to be a hit with sports fans and non-sports fans alike. PGS can help secure a John Folse appearance.
**John Folse Endorsement**
For an endorsement of his speaking talents, you only need to look at how much TV work John Folse has during his time on the Nicholls State, on TV and the radio. Folse is the author of Chef John Folse’s Plantation Celebrations. He also co-authored Hot Beignets & Warm Boudoirs (1999), a guide to Louisiana bed-and-breakfast inns and their recipes. His latest cookbook is The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine No matter what product or service you offer, a John Folse endorsement is sure to help.
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