Reinventing Soul Food

On Saturday, June 27, Chefs Jeff Henderson, Gason Nelson and Kamili Hemphill gathered for  a demonstration and tasting at our Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air to celebrate Soul Food Month for “Reinventing Soul Food.” They showed off their chops with soul food classics, reinvented for contemporary palates. Chef Jeff, award-winning chef, author, speaker and host of  Flip My Food with Chef Jeff, prepared redfish with macquechoux; Chef Gason, The Nola Chef, personal chef extraordinaire and Chopped final round contestant, served up braised short ribs and mashed potatoes; and Chef Kamili, of Emeril’s Test Kitchen Culinary Team, made chicken and dumplings.

They all shared life stories and experiences, and an appreciative audience enjoyed sampling their soul food creations. Thanks to all of the chefs for sharing their food and their expertise! See more photos here on Facebook. All photos courtesy of Stephen Binns.