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In the SoFAB Kitchen with Chef Toya Boudy

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)

Join the Southern Food & Beverage Museum for a demonstration and book signing by Chef Toya Boudy, a New Orleans chef, as she debuts her first cookbook: Cook Like A New Orleanian. In the book Chef Toya recreates 20 classic New Orleans recipes.  Her signature dishes like Seafood Gumbo and Oyster Rockefeller Pasta celebrate the rich heritage of the region and its connection to the Gulf Coast. Other recipes like Drunken Cherry Bread Pudding and Cajun Meat Pies stuffed with crawfish show her creative side, as she puts a unique twist on traditional recipes.

The program begins at 3:30 PM in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, samples are first come first serve. Free with museum admission. We're excited to offer free admission for Louisiana residents and Louisiana students all day! Free admission is made possible by support from Camellia Beans. Copies of Cook Like A New Orleanian will be available for purchase.

About the Chef

Chef Toya Boudy specializes in putting a unique twist on New Orleans style dishes and cooks with a Southern flare. As a native New Orleanian, she started honing her culinary skills at a young age and used her talent to kick-start a successful career. As a New Orleans personal chef and cooking instructor she enjoys bringing creativity to the kitchen and teaching people how to take a piece of New Orleans back home with them. She brings a fresh and delightful view to New Orleans cooking, one of the greatest food cities in the world.  She exemplifies her native city of New Orleans, not just through her cuisine, but with her zest for life and personality in the kitchen.

Chef Toya has the privilege of teaching visitors from around the world about Louisiana style cooking. She shares culinary tips on her YouTube Channel, Cooking with Chef Toya, where she invites you into her home to cook alongside her. On the national stage, Chef Toya has been featured on Guy's Grocery Games, TLC, and The Food Network. She was crowned Best Home Cook by Hallmark's Home & Family channel and shared her love for the Southern through a variety of New Orleans dishes. She has been a champion for the Gulf Coast region of Louisiana, promoted the seafood industry, and she has partnered with several organizations to empower families on cost effective and healthy eating. Chef Toya is also an ambassador for the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network, where she works with the organization to elevate and strengthen diversity within the local hospitality and tourism industry.