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10 Years of SoFAB: An Anniversary Kick-Off

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The National Food and Beverage Foundation will host the next in its Contemporary Issues in Food & Drink Lecture Series presented by Domino Foods, Inc. as a kick-off for the Southern Food & Beverage Museum's 10th Anniversary Year! 

The program will feature the keynote lecture “Why SoFAB? Why New Orleans?” by restaurateur Dickie Brennan. Also speaking that night will be writer and cocktail enthusiast, Nancylee Myatt, on food and drink in New Orleans and Butler Burdine, Chairman of NatFAB on the future of NatFAB.

Additionally, the evening with honor the latest additions to the National Culinary Heritage Register. Those inductees are Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, Rouses, Luzianne Coffee and Tea, Domino Sugar, Steen’s Syrup, and Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse.

The Foundation will also be announcing the dedication of the Paul Prudhomme Culinary Archive within the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but please RSVP below.


About the Speakers


Dickie Brennan has spent his life in the hospitality field, beginning in his family’s Commander’s Palace and continuing across the globe. After his return to New Orleans, he has opened four restaurants and works as an ambassador for the restaurant industry and New Orleans. Currently, he serves on the board of the National Restaurant Association, Louisiana Restaurant Association, Louisiana Tourism Promotion Association, and the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute.


Emmy winner Nancylee Myatt has been writing and producing primetime television for over three decades. Her love of New Orleans’ food and cocktail culture played a large part in her relocation to the Crescent City. Most recently Ms. Myatt lent her writing skills to the new documentary, “Leah Chase: The Queen of Creole Cuisine.”




Chairman of the National Food & Beverage Foundation, Butler Burdine is also a senior level marketing executive with 27 years experience.