SEPTEMBER 19 - 22, 2024
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Louisiana's Celebrity Chefs Wine Dinner

Thursday, September 19, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner
  • Location: SOWELA Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality Center 3841 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615

Location: SOWELA Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality Center 3841 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615

Tickets: $225 per person. $215 per person EXTRA Early Bird.

Event Type: Indoor Dinner/Outdoor Reception

Attire & Info: Cocktail attire/Business, 21 years and over

A gourmet food lover’s experience with a six-course dinner, featuring a host of Louisiana’s most celebrated chefs. Many guest chefs will include James Beard Foundation award-winning and nominated chefs will prepare a memorable feast, each chef’s course expertly paired with the perfect wine. A once in a lifetime dining experience, with very limited ticket availability.

2023 Participants

Jackson Family Wines vast portfolio of wines will be expertly paired with each course of “Louisiana’s Best Chefs Wine Dinner”. Jackson Family Wines is a wine company headquartered in Santa Rosa, California. At 6 million cases sold per year, it is the ninth-largest wine producer in the United States.[1] Jackson Family Wines includes 40 brands, sourced from vineyards and wineries in California, Oregon, the Bordeaux region in France, Tuscany in Italy, Australia, Chile and South Africa.[2][3] It controls 50,000 acres in the United States and is the largest owner of coastal vineyards in California and Oregon.

2024 Celebrity Guest Chefs

(Our featured participants are being finalized and will be updated as they confirm their participation)

2023 Celebrity Guest Chefs

Presented By:
Official Food Service Partner
SOWELA Hospitality Center Address: Culinary, Gaming & Hospitality Building, 3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615

The Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality Center provides high demand education and training for students seeking a growing number of jobs and careers in Louisiana’s booming hospitality industry. The primary focus is to provide hands-on training for culinary arts, business administration and information systems technology fields of study along with a dealer school and custom training opportunities.

2024 Beverage Participants

Official Wine

2023 Beverage Participants

Official Tequila
Official Wine
Official Vodka
Official Gin
Official Bourbon
Official Beer
Official Rum